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TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST A PERSONAL NARRATIVE - Dana, Richard Henry, Jr - 1930. 
Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. - Two volumes. Large thick octavo, and large thin octavo. Full navy blue crushed levant, gilt extra, t.e.g. by Donnelly. Illustrated in color by Edward A. Wilson. Spines faintly sunned, a bit of modest rubbing to joints, but a near fine set, enclosed in a cloth slipcase. First edition in this format. One of a total edition of 1000 copies printed by R.R. Donnelly and the Lakeside Press under the direction of William Kittredge. This copy was specially bound for the Treasurer of R.R. Donnelly, noted collector Clarence Guy Luttrell, and bears his small gilt morocco bookplate in each volume. The second volume consists of a collection of original proofs of the illustrations and decorations, each neatly numbered in manuscript as to placement in the text. The binding on the main volume bears a gilt sailing ship on a horizon under a constellation of stars on each board. JOHNSON "HIGHSPOT" (1st ed). GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 46 (1st. ed). SIX-SCORE 28.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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