Harriet Beecher Stowe. Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. In Two Volumes, Vol. I. [II.]. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1856.

    First American edition, volume one is second printing and volume two is first printing. Octavo. vi, 329; v, 370 pages. [6, publisher's ads at the rear of volume I].

    Publisher's dark brown cloth covers elegantly blind-stamped with a floral border. The spines are lettered and double ruled in gilt. The endpapers are printed publisher's advertisements. Top edges stained a faded black. Some rubbing to the covers, slightly bumped corners and heads and feet of the spines, the front hinge of volume one is cracked but still attached, the front hinge of volume two is beginning to crack but still sound, some minor foxing throughout. Altogether very good copies.

    Volume one is a second printing due to the deliberate shifting of the "d" in dictatorial to the right of the "r" in the line directly above on page 88 line three from the top. Also, one page 209 lines two and three from the bottom there is batter damage. Volume two is a first printing due to line nine from the bottom of page 370 stating ...the Dicksons are fewer, and have rather than the later printings with ...the Dicksons and the Ruskins. The copies are in the second binding due to the blind-stamped border featuring chrysanthemums anchoring each corner. Also, the gilt lettered spines feature the title and the sub-title, and Boston at the foot of the spines. The advertisements on the white endpapers also classify this as a second binding. This work was originally published in London by Sampson Low, Son & Co. in 1856. BAL 19387 - 19389.

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