Get Rich Quick Wallingford-
George Randall Chester 1908
In 1908 Altemus
published Get Rich Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester. George
Randolph Chester (1869-1924) was an author, playwright and actor. This
book was the first of a series of three books about a con man. It was
the only one published by Henry Altemus. There was only one Altemus
edition. Both Bobbs-Merrill Company and A. L. Burt reprinted this title.
This story was serialized and first appeared in the Saturday Evening
Post beginning in October 5, 1907. This magazine was published by the
Curtis Publishing Company. Thus the Curtis 1907 copyright notation.
These ads appeared in
Publishers' Weekly in 1908.
George Randolph Chester
Inspired by the success of the book Altemus planned to publish his next
book: The Making of Bobby Burnit. On February 27, 1909 the
advertisement below (on the left) appeared in Publishers' Weekly.
This title was never mentioned again in any of the Altemus catalogues
or in any other Henry Altemus book trade advertisement. It is obviously
an Altemus phantom title.
Later Bobbs-Merrill Company published The Making of Bobby Burnit in