Hard Cover. New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1897. First Edition. Very Good.
First edition. Publisher's tan buckram cloth, lettered in black, red, and gilt with red ornament stamped above and below text, spine lettered and stamped in red and black, top edge stained yellow, plain white endpapers. A very good copy with some soiling to boards and toning to spine, small tear to spine foot, book with a slight lean, tight and clean interior. Williams and Starrett 13. BAL 4078. Like Crane's debut novel Maggie (1893), The Third Violet is a novel that examines life among the poorer inhabitants of New York City in the later years of the 19th century. Specifically, it examines the bohemian lifestyles of urban starving artists. A romance novel, The Third Violet marks a decisive departure from the adventurous tones of his some of his earlier, more popular works, including The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and The Little Regiment (1896).