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by Viele, Herman Knickerbocker

Condition: Very Good

Herbert S. Stone & Company, Eldridge Court, Chicago:, 1901. pp. 354. 12mo. 200mm. Original publisher's pictorial full brown cloth binding decorated with rust, and cream color stamping. Decoration depicts a puritan looking man standing in front of a red brick wall holding a pipe. Spine lettered in brown. Top edge gilt. Cover color bright with slight abrasion. Bottom edge of board dented. Spine slightly rubbed around the head and base. Corners sharp. Pages uncut. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. Herman Knickerbocker Viele (1855-1908), was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. Manuscript ownership of 'Rosa A Murray Xmas 1901' on inside pastedown. Small printed bookseller's label: M'Bride's &1 Broadway, NY. The publisher - Herbert S. Stone was one of the premier printers and small publishers of the era. His father Melville, was the founder of the Chicago Daily News and general manager of the Associated Press. NW62 - 1. Hardcover. Very Good.


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top edge gilt
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