Sherman (1933) Tahara in the Land of Yucatan


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Sherman, Harold M. Tahara in the Land of Yucatan. (New York: Goldsmith Publishing, 1933), Volume 4 of a 4 volume series. Likely a first edition.

12mo. 246 pages plus 4 pages advertisements. Hardcover in yellow cloth-covered board stamped in black on both front cover and spine. Dust jacket present and brightly printed in primary and secondary colors.  DJ Illustrated by “Gretta” who also illustrated many early Hardy Boys mysteries.

Condition: Good plus. Price clipped DJ is bright with minor sunning to spine, showing some edge wear. Book is typical for its age, with toning to paper and some discoloration to the spine.  Paper remains flexible in spite of its wood pulp origin. Spine is creased. 1934 Christmas inscription on FFE.  DJ has been placed in a Brodart for protection.

Harold Morrow Sherman (1898–1987) was an American author, lecturer and psychical researcher.

Sherman was born on July 13, 1898, in Traverse City, Michigan. He studied at the University of Michigan for a brief time, then relocated to Detroit to work for the Ford Motor Company.

During 1921, Sherman worked as a reporter for the Marion Chronicle in Indiana. He relocated to New York City during 1924 to write several popular boys’ sports and adventure books (notably the Tahara series) and to produce two plays on Broadway. During 1941 Sherman wrote a play titled Mark Twain, after being granted exclusive dramatic rights by the Twain Estate. He was then hired by Hollywood producer Jesse L. Lasky to write a treatment of the play for Lasky’s upcoming movie The Adventures of Mark Twain, which was released during 1944.

Sherman married Martha Bain on September 26, 1920; they had two daughters. Sherman and his family spent the 1950s and early 1960s living in Hollywood, writing for television and lecturing on his most recent work. Eventually, Sherman and his family relocated to Arkansas, where he lived until his death. He died on August 19, 1987. – Wikipedia