10 December 1999
CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne. A True Story, and the Recent Carnival of Crime. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1877.
16o (123 x 87 mm). 4 illustrations. Original terracotta cloth (slight rubbing at ends of spine and fore-corners); cloth folding case. Provenance: Wm. D. Murphy (name stamped at inside front cover).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE OF BINDING with the "JRO & CO" monogram on front cover. "A True Story," the first of the two sketches, purports to be the real story of a former slave. BAL 3373. A very good copy.
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