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Patience and Her Garden by Ida Smith Decker (1863-1914) - Paperback - First Edition - 1910 - from John Howell for Books (SKU: SGG213B-10)

Patience and Her Garden

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Patience and Her Garden

by Ida Smith Decker (1863-1914)

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San Francisco:: Paul Elder & Company,, 1910. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Small 8vo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. [iv], 7, [1 blank] pp. Frontispiece, title page and text printed within a green ruled border, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked. Green printed wrappers printed on laid paper, front cover titled in green with vignette, all printed within gilt-ruled border, sewn binding; binding square and tight, lower corner roughed up a bit. Very Good. This little fable about the meaning of life was printed for "Paul Elder and Company by the Tomoye Press under the direction of John Henry Nash, during the Month of April, nineteen hundred and ten." From the colophon. References: Checklist of the Publications of Paul Elder & Co.: No. 230; Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, No. D-258.


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Patience and Her Garden
Ida Smith Decker (1863-1914)
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Paul Elder & Company,
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Ida Smith Decker, Patience and Her Garden, John Henry Nash, Paul Elder, Tomoye Press, Fine Press, California Fine Press, Limited Edition

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About John Howell for Books

John Howell for Books specializes in California books and ephemera, fine press, miniature books, the history of printing and books, fine press and artists books. I offer my books at my website and about 5 or 6 books fairs a year. I also distribute lists through email which include first offers for new material, so sign up for lists on my website, I am always looking to buy books in my specialties.


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