A Bear Creek Double Play Essay

Another copy of the Herbert Jenkins edition of A Gent from Bear Creek popped up on eBay this week and was quickly bought by long time Howard collector Edward Gobbett. If that name is familiar to you, Edward is the guy who snagged the copy that came up for sale on eBay last year.  A collector purchased and traded it to Edward for a collection of rare Shadow pulps.  So now Edward has two copies of Gent, and with only 6 copies of this rare volume in private hands, and about that number in libraries and the Howard House, he holds a third of the ones belonging to individuals.