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THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN: A STRANGE TALE OF TEXAS. TWO VOLUMES.
VOLUME I: London: Chapman & Hall, (1866). First edition. 8vo. Original red morocco-grained cloth, front covers blocked in gilt with vignette of the Headless Horseman, iv, 240 pp., frontis., prologue, illustrated, plates. VOLUME II: London: Richard Bentley, (1866). 8vo. Original red morocco-grained cloth, front covers blocked in gilt with vignette of the Headless Horseman, iv, 241-470 pp., frontis., illustrated, plates. - First published in twenty parts, of which the first seventeen were issued by Chapman & Hall, and the final three parts by Bentley. As for this book issue, with a different imprint in each volume, Sadleir says, "When Bentley took over . he assumed the novel was to be published in one thick volume . and accordingly prepared a title without volume number . at the last moment Chapman & Hall insisted on a continuing share in the venture, and were so far able to enforce their claim, that a two-volume book set was hastily devised, divided as to title-page imprints between the rivals." Some light foxing throughout, covers a bit darkened and some light, professional cosmetic restoration to corners and spine ends, else very good, tight copies. Housed in a slipcase with leather label on spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. SADLEIR 2023a. GRAFF 3453. SABIN 69049. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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