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The Peril of Hunkey Hollow [Inscribed & Signed]
Parkersburg, West Virginia: Baptist Banner Publishing Co, [1926]. First Edition. Hardcover. Exceedingly uncommon anti-immigration novel set in the coal and coke region of western Pennsylvania, where the author served as pastor of the First Christian Church, which he founded in 1913, in Brownsville. As the author writes in his preface, the "Peril" to which he refers is the very existence of "such places as 'Hunkey Hollow,' 'Little Italy,' and 'China Town,'" and that a generation of a thousand alien workers will lead to "a second generation of ten thousand aliens growing up in our midst, in a matter ten times more serious" (p. [9]). Uncommon: OCLC locates 5 copies as of September, 2016. Not in BOGER, COAN, or HANNA. Octavo (19.25cm.); publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 173pp. Cloth soiled, spine gilt dulled, additional minor spotting to rear endpapers, general light shelf wear, else About Very Good and sound. Author inscription on front free endpaper: "Compliments of The Author (Senah Nedra) (Rev. Arden F. Hanes) Brownsville Pa. In appreciation of The kindness shown while a guest in the home of Mr. & Mrs. 'Paul' [Rand?] Robinson, Elm Grove, W. Va. Jan. 1938."
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