Illustrating Horatio Alger: Books
Julius the Street Boy
Alger, Horatio, Jr.Julius the Street Boy, or Life in the West. By Horatio Alger, Jr. â€¦ with five illustrations by J. Watson Davis. NY: A.L. Burt Company, Publishers, [ca. 1905]
Davis, J. Watson. Illustration forJulius the Street Boy. Caption: "â€˜Hold!' shouted Julius. â€˜One step further and I fire.'" p. 215. 25 x 16.9 cm.
This is one of the "Ornamental Diamond Format" books, introduced in 1905, originally appearing as the Copyright Edition of the Alger Series for Boys, in Burt's catalogues. It sold for $1 at time of issue. Bradford S. Chase, one of the major bibliographers for Alger, devised a system for telling different issues of Alger's works apart, describing the bindings in the process. Below you will find several examples of his format descriptions.
"Ornamental Diamond" Format