SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH
Edition: First edition.
New York: The Century Co., (1926). dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on the remote New Jersey coast. Despite the fact that this had several printings, it remains one of Seaman's more difficult to find titles in any edition. It is also an interesting and popular story which involves 2 shipwrecks - one long ago, and one 18 years before the time of the story - and a lost treasure. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates (as a side comment, a couple of the plates show our young heroine on the beach in dainty high heeled pumps; the more realistic story has the girls changing into their 'tie-ups' before venturing off.) Bound in tan cloth with black lettering and illustration with a green background on front cover and spine. 306 pp.
Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket. The popularity of Seaman's books means that it is uncommon for the earlier titles to be found in dustjacket at all (previous owner's name on front endpaper, some chipping and wear to the dj at the ends of the spine, tear along side of spine)