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The Master of Silence A Romance. [Copy with an Autograph Letter Signed].
New York, Charles L. Webster & Co. Fiction, Fact and Fancy Series edited by Arthur Stedman. Press of Jenkins & McCowan, New York. First Edition, with an autograph letter signed. 1892 - 4 7/8 inches x 7 1/8 in., half-title; title-page; 176 pp. +[8]pp. publisher's catalogue with a notice of this title, and some of Webster's Mark Twain & Civil War titles. Dark green cloth with gilt titling and device on the spine, and a series design stamped in darker green, and with gilt titling and a larger series title design stamped on the front cover. In a red morocco leather-backed slipcase, with five raised bands, and gilt-lettered titling on the spine, with red cloth-covered sides, and a red cloth-covered chemise. Light rubbing to the spine ends, cover corners, edges, small tan stain in lower margin of p. 53. With the early owner's printed book label on the upper right of the front paste-down endpaper: John W. Hull, and his signature and date on the facing endpaper: Jno W Hull 1892; inserted in this copy is a signed letter, on a folded 4 1/2 inch x 6 7/8 in. sheet of blue note paper, with printed monogram; this letter is carefully written in a calligraphic hand: My dear Doctor: Thanks for your thought of me in connection with Watch Night. I fear I must be out of town that evening and dare not therefore, engage for the job you offer. With best wishes Sincerely yours Irving Bacheller Sound Beach Ct. Dec. 21. The letter shows folding from being mailed, a light paste spot in the upper left corner. The author's first book. Wright III, 197. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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