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Katherine Floyd Dana; 1E 1P in Rare Dust Jacket
Our Phil and Other Stories by Katherine Floyd Dana; 1E 1P in Rare Dust Jacket
1889. Very Good. Dana, Katharine FloydOur Phil, and Other Stories [Complete in the Rare Dust Jacket and with the Publisher's Marketing Card] Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1889. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Fine, Superior, tight (and apparently unread) copy of the first edition, first printing, of this collection of African-American stories by a female author, with illustrations by E. W. Kemble [who also illustrated Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and other books] in an about Fine example of the Rare Dust Jacket (short tear to the front panel's top edge, scattered foxing, small area of surface wear to the rear panel's lower left). During her life and in her social circle, a woman working as a writer was seen as inappropriate. Consequently, Dana published under the pen name Olive A. Wadsworth which stood for "Only A. Woman". As this work was published posthumously, it was published under her given name, making it the first of her works so published. [The story "Our Phil" and the "Other Stories" in this book first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly under her pen name.] The book is in Fine, Superior, condition with hardly any wear, and comes in an excellent example of the RARE DUST JACKET with surprisingly minor wear -- only the second copy in the dust jacket that we ever have seen. The viewer will notice, of course, that the dust jacket is plain as it is from the period when jackets were used not to sell the book but only to keep the book clean until put out for sale. Virtually all of the dust jackets … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Allington Books (boo_antho) [Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States]
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