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POEMS, Signed By Harte with ANS by  Bret Harte - Signed First Edition - 1871 - from Harry E Bagley Books Ltd and

POEMS, Signed By Harte with ANS

by Harte, Bret

Condition: Very Good

Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co, 1871. green, gilt dec. beveled cloth, gilt dec. spine, 152 pages, front endpaper starting, light edge wear and minor spotting to covers, 13 line ALS, double-folded, note with embossed address, attached to front free endpaper, the address on the stationary reads."15,Upper Hamilton Terrace, N.W. " the note reads."May 26/86 , My Dear Mr Abbey, I have only just returned from the South Coast to find your kind note. It gives me great pleasure to be able to accept your pleasanr invitation for the 7th June, to meet our old friend Osgood, Believe me, Yours always, Bret Harte" SEE BAL 7253 . The address on the stationary is that of Harte's close friends in London, Arthur and Anna Van de Velde. The note was written during Harte's tenure as US Consul in Glasgow. During his term as US Consul in Glasgow, Harte was usually in London, pursuing his literary career. CONTENTS: San Francisco, from the sea ; The angelus ; The mountain heart's-ease ; Grizzly ; Madrono ; Coyote ; To a sea-bird ; Her letter ; Dickens in camp ; What the engines said ; "The return of Belisarius" ; "Twenty years" ; Fate -- In dialect. "Jim" ; Chiquita ; Dow's flat ; In the tunnel ; "Cicely" ; Penelope ; Plain language from truthful James ; The society upon the Stanislaus -- Poems from 1860 to 1868. John Burns of Gettysburg ; The tale of a pony ; The miracle of Padre Junipero ; An Arctic vision ; To the Pliocene skull ; The ballad of the Emeu ; The aged stranger ; "How are you, sanitary?" ; The reveille ; Our privilege ; Relieving guard -- Parodies. A geological madrigal ; The willows ; North Beach ; The lost tails of Miletus. Size: 12mo., 17.5 Cm. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hardbound,.


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