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LITERATURE AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID R. MACDONALD

Dana, Richard Henry
TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST: A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA. NEW YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, 1840
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3,0005,000
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LITERATURE AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID R. MACDONALD

Dana, Richard Henry
TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST: A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA. NEW YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, 1840
Estimate
3,0005,000
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Dana, Richard Henry
TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST: A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA. NEW YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, 1840
12mo (6 x 3 7/8 in.; 152 x 98 mm; some spotting throughout. Publisher's tan muslin, printed in black on both covers and spine (BAL binding B.1); joints cracked and mended, edges torn, small inkstain on upper cover, some soiling and staining. In a brown morocco slipcase.
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Provenance

Estelle Doheny (gilt-stamped leather bookplate)

Literature

BAL 4434

Catalogue Note

First edition, first issue of the author's first book. As noted in BAL, "it has been asserted, and generally accepted, that there were two printings dated 1840." The first of these is identified by the presence of the dot over the "i" in the word "in" within the first line of the copyright notice and an unbroken running headline on page 9.

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