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Bell J.J. Wee Macgreegor

SKU: Bell J..J. AB032411-117 $14.95
Wee Macgreegor by J.J. Bell & Rab and His Friends by Dr. John Brown published by W.B. Conkey Company Chicago circa 1900. Burgundy cloth boards with blind stamped central medallion and border. Title and BellĀ on spine in gilt. Gilt top edge. Boards are in excellent condition. Front hinge is cracked. Owners name on white pastedown. Initials and bookseller price notation on pencil on front end page. Macgreegor 154 off-white pages without foxing spotting tear or loss. Rab 42 off-white pages without foxing spotting tear or loss (minor random edge chips from a couple of pages. No interior marks or inscriptions. No dust jacket. Volume measures: 13cm. x 18.8cm. (12mo.). John Joy Bell (7 June 1871 14 November 1934) known professionally as J. J. Bell was a journalist and author. Born in Hillhead Glasgow Bell was schooled at Kelvinside Academy and Morrison's Academy. He attended the University of Glasgow where he studied chemistry. After becoming a journalist Bell worked for the Glasgow Evening Times and as sub-editor of the Scots Pictorial. His articles described the life of working-class Glaswegians and were often written in the vernacular. He created the character of 'MacGreegor' for his Evening Times articles and the stories were so popular that they were published in book form and later made into a film. Bell has often been criticised for being overly sentimental however it is also said that his vernacular was accurately representative which is partly what made them popular. During recent years though Bell's books are increasingly neglected. Publications cents Wee Macgreegor 1903. cents Wee Macgreegor Again cents Later Adventures of Wee Macgreegor 1904. cents Mistress McLeerie 1904. cents Jess & Co. 1904 cents A Kingdom of Dreams 1911 cents I Remember Porpoise Press Edinburgh 1932 cents The Glory of Scotland George G. Harrap 1932 cents Scotland's Rainbow West 1933. cents Oh! Christina! cents Courtin' Christina cents Wee Macgreegor Enlists cents Till The Clock Stops cents Good Morning Sir John! A play in one act cents Mr. Pennycook's boy cents Do you remember? cents On the Quay (poem) cents Beyond London Lights