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Scrapbook kept by great Altoona book collector William F. Gable, clippings charting Bayard Taylor's 1878 doings as Minister to Germany by  William F. (re: Bayard Taylor) Gable - Hardcover - from Common Crow Books (SKU: H5543)

Scrapbook kept by great Altoona book collector William F. Gable, clippings charting Bayard Taylor's 1878 doings as Minister to Germany

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Scrapbook kept by great Altoona book collector William F. Gable, clippings charting Bayard Taylor's 1878 doings as Minister to Germany

by Gable, William F. (re: Bayard Taylor)

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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Hardcover. Very Good. In half pebbled cloth and marbled boards in a Mark Twain Adhesive Scrap Book, William F. Gable, who would become a world class book collector from Altoona Pa, then a 22 year old budding bibliophile, has pasted articles and engravings from various newspapers and journals, all regarding Taylor's appointment in an ambassadorial position as Minister to Germany. Taylor set off to Germany accompanied by Mark Twain, whose quips about the trip are the subject of some of the newspaper articles. 80 pp. have been filled in with clippings. An interesting look into the development of the mind of a collector.

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Bookseller
Common Crow Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
H5543
Title
Scrapbook kept by great Altoona book collector William F. Gable, clippings charting Bayard Taylor's 1878 doings as Minister to Germany
Author
Gable, William F. (re: Bayard Taylor)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover

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