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Works of Washington Irving
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. Author's Autograph Edition, Number 23 of 500 set. 40 vols. 8vo. Publisher's green levant morocco, boards decoratively stamped in gilt at corners, spines with five raised bands, compartments lettered or stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; gilt-tooled board edges and turn-ins; marbled endpapers; signed by G.P.Putnam's on front pastedown. Backstrips faintly dulled, spine ends worn with some occasional small chips, boards lightly rubbed with mild wear to edges; a few joints broken, rear board of The Life of George Washington and front board of The Crayon Miscellany both detached, few others only starting. Manuscript leaf corners right-edge corners torn at adhesive. Overall, still a very good set. Author's Autograph Edition, Number 23 of 500 set. 40 vols. 8vo. WITH MANUSCRIPT. With original one-page holographic manuscript mounted to inserted leaf in the first volume of Alhambra, containing text in the first chapter of Book VIII in The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, found in this set on pages 236-239 of second Columbus volume. Reading in part: "any other sovereign. An agreement was actually made with Bartholmew for the prosecution of the enterprise and the latter departed for Spain in search of his brother...The glory of Columbus already shed its rays upon his family...
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [United States]
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