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The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections (WITH TYPED LETTER SIGNED)
The Atlantic Monthly Press, Boston presumed 1919 - Although copyright page shows 1918 date only, the "Preface to the Second Edition" here is dated June 26, 1919. So: Second edition with added index. Top edge gilt. Color frontispiece still protected by its original tissue guard. Cartoon of biographer Boswell kissing Dr. Johnson's backside NOT listed in the "List of Illustrations" here, nor have we found it -- said illustration presumably suppressed in this printing. Typed letter (mentioning a Stevenson first edition, then enclosed but now absent) signed from the author Newton to Maude Motley of Rochester, N.Y. -- whose bookplate decorates the front pastedown -- is dated June 20, 1923, is neatly folded and affixed to verso of blank FFE. (Maude Motley, daughter of noted 19th century Rochester grain mill operator George Motley, who first introduced the Swiss porcelain roller to Rochester's mills in 1878 at the Moseley-Motley B Mill on Brown's Race, wrote the 92-page article "The Romance of Milling: With Rochester the Flour City," which formed the bulk of the first volume of the four-volume "Centennial History of the City of Rochester," 1931, that being Volume X of the Rochester Historical Society's "Publication Fund Series.") This volume 373 pp. including index. Books about books. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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