Very Good / Very Good. Item #12033
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1931. Four Volumes. First Editions, with (1) on final pages. Octavos; [vi], 105pp; [vi], 126pp; [vi],114pp; [vi], 171pp. Illustrated dust jackets over maroon cloth with mounted title cards to fronts and spines. Illustrated endpapers. Housed in illustrated paper-covered slipcase. Jackets generally clean and crisp with light edgewear, including a few shallow chips and tears -- Loyal Rebel shows a good-sized chip at top back, with a few smaller along top edge and a small, faint dampstain at tail; North Star shows an inch-tear down from top with chip creased but still attached, and a couple shallow chips adjacent. Boards are sturdy and square, with light edgewear and a few stray scuffs to surface. Pages a bit toned but unmarked. Bindings are sound. Slipcase smudged and toned, with a 2-inch deep surface abrasion to top panel, scuffing down edges with a split across base, and various light waterspots.
Gibbs's novels of old Philadelphia comprised the third four-volume set in Appleton's Old City Fiction Series, preceded by Edith Wharton's Old New York and Frances and Edward Tinker's Old New Orleans.