Toledo: Published by the Toledo Newsboys' Association, (1905). First edition. 8vo, original gray cloth, black lettering, pictorial paper label, 291 pages. Frontis, 32 plates. Some light spotting and soiling to the cloth; a little light damp-staining to the upper corner of leaves toward the rear; a very good copy. Item #15392
An entertaining and anecdotal account of Gunckel's work among the newsboys and bootblacks of Toledo, with much on street life, as well as his efforts to improve the behavior, care, and education of these street children; Gunckel was instrumental in pushing for the development of a national association at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. Early red pencil ownership signature on the front free endpaper.