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Doubloons, the Story of Buried Treasure (presentation copy) by  Charles Driscoll - First Edition - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 017173)

Doubloons, the Story of Buried Treasure (presentation copy)

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Doubloons, the Story of Buried Treasure (presentation copy)

by Driscoll, Charles

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New York, (1930): Farrar & Rinehart. First Edition. Octavo. Presentation copy from the author to renown artist Oscar Strobel "For/Willa Mae and Oscar/Strobel-I have had this/first edition of my first book/especially bound, a small/ expression of my affection/of their friendship./Charles B. Driscoll/Feb, 1, 1944./Arizona." 19pp., color frontispiece, illustrated, bound in a striking gilt decorated black morocco decorated with a central ship each corner with a treasure chest, decorated in an art deco stylized lines, pictorial gilt spine depicting a ship, stars and at head a treasure chest, pictorial gilt morocco turn ins depicting skull and cross bones as well as pirate hats with pistols below, yellow and gray decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, signed binding by Spink & Gabore Inc. who also inscribed the rear free endpaper "that books might live!"/Spink & Gabore, Inc./Bookbinders. A fine and handsome copy housed in a black lined cloth covered slipcase. The story of treasure, romance and bloody pirates. A lovely copy.


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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
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Doubloons, the Story of Buried Treasure (presentation copy)
Driscoll, Charles
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First Edition
Farrar & Rinehart
Place of Publication
New York, (1930)
Treasure Pirates Binding
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Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.


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top edge gilt
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First Edition
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