Webster, Frank V. Two Boy Gold Miners or, Lost in the Mountains. (New York: Cupples & Leon, ©1909) Number 9 in the Frank V. Webster series.
12mo. Illus. 205 pages plus 3 pages adv. Adv. also on copyright page. Hardbound. Cream-colored cloth-covered boards printed in black only. DJ missing.
Condition: VG/no DJ. Minimal soiling to title page. light bumping to top corners of both boards. Minor wear to head and foot of spine cover. Slight lean and crease to spine. Page edges darkened. Overall a very nice copy of a poorly known Stratemeyer title. Christmas gift inscription dated 1930 of first free endpaper.
“Frank V. Webster was a pseudonym controlled by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the first book packager of books aimed at children. This pseudonym was used on books for boys from the early 1900s” – Wikipedia
“The books have no common characters or settings. Frank V. Webster is a Stratemeyer Syndicate pseudonym. Actual writers include Howard Garis, St. George Rathbone, J.W. Lincoln, and Weldon J. Cobb. The stories’ settings are varied, but can generally be described as Algeresque. Typically, the hero is a poor boy, often an orphan, who must fend for himself, thwarted by evil adults (e.g. Bob Chester’s Grit) or “enemy boys” (e.g. The Newsboy Partners) who are conspiring against him” – seriesbooks.info