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    Ellen Glasgow. The Descendant. New York: 1897. First edition, inscribed.


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    Ellen Glasgow. The Descendant. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. First edition of her first book. Inscribed by Glasgow on the front free endpaper and the title-page: "Ellen Glasgow's cordial/acknowledgements to/Mr. Duffield Osborne./November Tenth, 1897/(over)/[title-page:]I want [?] no name upon my Page,/This motto ["A Novel" printed on the page] and instead:/'This book owes much to her who wrote/but more to him who read!". Octavo. 276, [6, ads] pages. Publisher's full brown cloth, front board and spine decoratively stamped in green and lettered in gilt. Spine toned (green is very faint), some rubbing and edgewear to spine, gutter facing title-page is overopened (possibly from when Glasgow inscribed). Skewed. Very good, with an excellent inscription to a fellow author. From the collection of Donald Kaufmann.



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