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Lyrics of the Hearthside by Paul Laurence Dunbar - First edition - 1899 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and

Lyrics of the Hearthside

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Condition: Very good

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1899. First edition. Cloth. Very good. First edition [BAL 4925]. Green cloth with gold floral design, title and author in gold. Frontispiece of Dunbar protected by original tissue. Top edge gilt. Deckle pages. with some minor chipping. Head and tail worn, with small tear. Front edge of joint rubbed. Corners bumped. Some soiling and fading to top edge of cover. Binding is sturdy and sound, pages clean and bright save for toning at untrimmed fore edge. 227 pp. Octodecimo, 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches tall.



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