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    H. Bradley Martin's Copy

    Thomas Bailey Aldrich. The Story of a Bad Boy. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870.

    First edition, first state ("scattered" for "scatters" on page 45, and "abroad" for "aboard" on page 197). Small octavo. 261 pages plus 23 pages of ads. Illustrations throughout. Frontispiece.

    Full red cloth, front and rear boards stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt. Brown coated endpapers. Slightly skewed, spine a little worn and lightly chipped at ends, a few tiny holes at the foot of the front joint. Some spotting to terminal pages. Front pastedown contains bookplate of noted book collector H. Bradley Martin. Very good, in a custom quarter leather drop-back box.

    Peter Parley to Penrod,
    page 35.


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