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Hearn, Lafcadio
Gombo Zhebes. Little dictionary of Creole proverbs, selected from six Creole dialects. Translated into French and English, with notes.
Will H. Coleman, New York, 1885. First edition, slim 8vo, pp. 5, [1], [5]-[42], [4] ads; original turquoise cloth stamped in gilt, black and silver; minor spotting, else very good. This copy enhanced by a presentation from the author, "J. B. McCormick, Esq. with best wishes of Lafcadio Hearn. Sept. 8/86." Also with a 40-word holograph correction in the text signed with initials by Hearn (in proverb 139, "Gambette ous trouvé."). Presentation copies of Hearn are very rare. There has only been one other inscribed copy of a Hearn title at auction in 40 years, and even that was 36 years ago. BAL 7914. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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