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HELEN'S BABIES by  John HABBERTON - Signed First Edition - 1876 - from Antic Hay Books (SKU: 57072)

HELEN'S BABIES

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HELEN'S BABIES

by HABBERTON, John

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Boston: Loring, Publisher, 1876. First Edition, later (hardbound) printing. There is a signature of John Habberton on the title page but I do not think it is his. With another ink presentation on a front blank page: "Fay Sawdy, Hamilton, New York. To Miss Hattie Keith, Brookfield, New York. March 8, 1877." Fay Sawdy is probably the woman who ran the Sawdy House in Hamilton, NY. A previous hotel was burned during Hamilton's Great Fire of 1895. It was rebuilt with Ms. Sawdy operating it and renaming it. I have no information of Ms. Keith. A newspaper obituary on Habberton is tipped to the page opposite the title age, with a straight pin through the page- for what purpose I don't know, perhaps something was attached? The first hardcover edition of the author's anonymously-published bestseller. According to Jacob Blanck in "Peter Parley to Penrod," the first printing appeared only in wrappers and that he had not seen any hardbound copy that is a first printing. 12mo., green cloth, stamped in black & gilt;206 pages with six pages of ads. Very Good (covers very bright, both interior hinges cracked but still tight- repaired).

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Bookseller
Antic Hay Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
57072
Title
HELEN'S BABIES
Author
HABBERTON, John
Format/binding
12mo., green cloth, stamped in black & gilt;206 pages with six pages of ads
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, later (hardbound) printing. There is a signature
Publisher
Loring, Publisher
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1876

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title page
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New
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First Edition
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12mo
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