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    Inscribed by the Widow of Paul Revere's Grandson (General Joseph W. Revere) to a relative, and with a Letter from the Author to Paul Revere's Great-Grandson

    [Paul Revere]. William Loring Andrews. Paul Revere and His Engraving. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. First edition, one of 135 copies printed on Van Gelder. Inscribed by Mrs. Rosana Duncan Revere, widow of General Joseph W. Revere, to Deborah L. Revere (unknown how she is related) on the front blank. This inscription is witnessed by Margaret Donovan. Laid-in is an autograph letter signed by the author to Augustus L. Revere (dated Feby. 15th 1902), Paul Revere's great-grandson. Two and one-quarter twelvemo pages on one octavo sheet. On blue laid paper. In this cordial letter, Andrews thanks Augustus Revere for his kind letter of the 12th, and goes on to talk about how he enjoyed the creation of this beautiful work. Octavo. [xiv], 171, [1, colophon], [4, blank] pages. With chromolithograph frontispiece of the Boston Massacre, a superb copper-engraved title by Edwin Davis French, and numerous full-page and engraved ornaments throughout. Publisher's printed parchment backstrip and corners over plain boards, printed paper label on front board, slipcase. Spine browned and quite rubbed, some rubbing and thumbsoiling to boards, first and last gutters just barely starting. Slipcase heavily worn, missing upper panel and split. Still, a very good copy of this beautifully produced book with excellent associations.


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