Books: Young Man's Literature

Most library exhibitions are the englassed sort which chiefly interest bibliophiles—rare first editions, original manuscripts, fine bindings, and such. Of a different sort is an exhibition now showing at Chicago's Newberry Library.

Consisting of 218 books, 25 posters, 17 issues of a literary magazine called The Chap-Book, it includes most of the works published between 1893 and 1905 by the late great Chicago publishing house of Stone & Kimball (later Herbert S. Stone & Co.).* To a generation that looks to the East for intelligent publishing, the story of this output is provocative....

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