The Trail of the Tramp by A-No.1, The Famous Tramp. Written by Himself from Actual Experiences of His Own Life
Livingston, Leon Ray , Joseph Earl Shrock(illus.)
Place Published: Cambridge Springs, PA
Publisher: The A-No.1 Publishing Co
Date Published: 1913
Edition: Fourth edition
Book Id: 42404
137pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Orange, black and red pictorial wraps. Three pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear and an advertisement on the recto of the rear wrap. Good. The front wrap is mildly stained, and there is a lengthy scrawl from a child on the rear wrap. The paper at the spine ends and the corners of the wraps is a bit chipped. There are five small, light moisture stains on the fore edge of the title page. Else the pages are clean. The text block is very sturdy.
Illustrated by Joseph Earl Shrock. No 4. With a laid in post card (torn at the edges) of A-No.1, signed by on the verso "Yours truly, A-No.1, the Rambler." A-No.1, or Leon Ray Livingston, was a highly regarded, sharp-dressing hobo, who tramped around the country for 25 years, wrote numerous books about the life-style, and even encountered Jack London on one of his adventures. He is also credited with creating a hobo symbols system to let fellow wanderers know where to go for food and shelter, as well as places and people to avoid.