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    Herman M. Bien. Samson and Delilah. SF: Commercial Steam Presses, 1860. First edition.

    More Information: Herman M. Bien. Samson and Delilah; or, Dagon Stoops to Sabaoth. A Biblio-Romantic Tragedy, in Five Acts, With a Prelude. San Francisco: Commercial Steam Presses, 1860. First edition. Twelvemo. 79 pages. Albumen photograph of the author mounted to the verso of the flyleaf inscribed "Very respectfully yours Herman M. Bien." Frontispiece engraving by H. Eastman. Black leather binding lavishly decorated with floral scroll stamped in gilt and embossed "To Gov. J. G. Downey" on the front board. All edges gilt. Front joint just starting. Contents with scattered damp staining, otherwise very good. A rather scarce work of early California printing and binding.

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    April, 2012
    11th Wednesday
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