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Ayn Rand
(Bret Harte) The Buyers' Manual and Business 1872
San Francisco: Francis & Valentine, 1872. (Bret Harte) The Buyers' Manual and Business Guide Being a Description of the Leading Business Houses Manufactories, Inventions, Etc. of the Pacific Coast Together With Copious and Readable Selections, Chiefly From California Writers compiled by J. Price and C.S. Haley. Publisher: Francis & Valentine, San Francisco, 1872. First edition. Two contributions by Bret Harte: The Luck of the Roaring Camp, Pages 1-8 and a poem In The Tunnel, page 8. Also five contributions by Mark Twain on pages 9-12,The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County; Entertaining History of the Scriptural Panoramist; pages 13-14. The Public To Mark Twain, pages 44-46; Mark Twain in New York, pages 74-76; and, My First Interview With Artemus Ward, pages 97-99. Tight copy bound in brown cloth covered boards. Front board stamped gold letters with: Tales, Sketches, Poetry and Music. With blind-stamped border. Binding is in near fine condition, smudge spot to front. Contents clean, but with occasional light spots of foxing. 191 pages plus 15 pages of ads in back many with illustrations of the products. Ad for publisher on front paste-down. A very scarce Harte item. BAL 7261. Inventory #C-308. Price: $500. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Disco Bay Books and Collectibles (dthorn07115fra) [Discovery Bay, California, United States]
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