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Vintage Book Poetry, Poems by W.D. Howells. 1st Ed 1873 J R. Osgood Pub. Entered Congress 1873. Osgood. Brown Cloth Boards with blind stamp.Gilt letters front and spine. Page edges red. Printed Bigelow & Co. Pages 172. Measures 4 1/2 by 6" Tall. Approx. Hardback

William Dean Howells Born 1837-Died 1920. Master of American Fiction. Quote: "There has always been a little ideality in my reality." Was editor of Atlantic Monthly.

Some Novels: "The Rise of Silas Lapham," "Annie Kilburn." "The End of Realism."
Howells' first book, "Poems of Two Friends." 1860. 1st Book, is being offered for sale for $750.00

Book is in very good condition. Boards are a red brown color with gilt title and author on front board. Spine has gilt lettering with title and publisher. End papers paste down, are a forest green or black. P.O.S. pencil. Mrs. N.W. Lincoln. S.C. Lincoln on white end paper. Title page, Poems in red, in black J.R. and co. over large O. Boston in red. Publishers name in black. Red ruling, with black ruling. End papers white. Shelf rub to bottom and top of spine. Also to the corners and edges of boards. No stains or marks. Text is clean, bright without tears, writings or stains. Not a x-lib, book club, remainder nor a ebook.

References: The William Dean Society, Google Search, Abe books, Bookfinder, University of Michigan.

Vintage book Poetry by W.D. Howells 1st Ed.1873 J.R. Osgood


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