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    With a Page of Manuscript from
    Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

    Washington Irving. Works. New York and London: G. Putnam's Sons, 1895-1897. Author's Autograph Edition, one of 500 numbered sets ("150"). With a page of manuscript from Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus mounted onto an inserted leaf in volume I. Complete in forty octavo volumes. Illustrated with inserted frontispieces and plates. Bound in the publisher's contemporary three-quarter brown levant morocco over marbled boards, spines ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, three raised bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endleaves. Spines toned and worn, some boards loose or detaching, mounted manuscript torn at upper corner where it is partially coming off the mounted sheet. Still, a good set with an excellent sheet of manuscript, which covers the several paragraphs near the beginning of chapter XXIX (Third Voyage), with Irving's corrections.


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    April, 2015
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
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