John Brougham and John Elderkin (Editors). Lotus Leaves Original Stories, Essays, and Poems. By Whitelaw Reid, Wilkie Collins, Mark Twain, John Hay, John Brougham, Noah Brooks, P. V. Nasby, I. H. Bromley, John Elderkin, Thomas W. Knox, W. J. Florence, Chandos Fulton, J. Henry Hagar, Champion Bissell, J. B. Bouton, W. S. Andrews, Gilbert Burling, Chas. I. Pardee, M.D., C. McK. Leoser, Hon. R. B. Roosevelt, William F. Gill, C. Florio, C. E. L. Holmes, Charles Gayler, J. Brander Doc., H. S. Olcott, Edward Greey, J. Brander Matthews, and Alfred Tennyson. Edited by John Brougham and John Elderkin. Illustrated. Boston: William F. Gill and Company, 1875.

    First printing. Octavo. xv, 411 pages. Fifty illustrated plates, including the frontispiece and title page.

    Publisher's red cloth covers with the front cover and spine intricately illustrated and lettered in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Dark brown coated endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Some rubbing and light soiling to the covers, bumping to the corners and edges, some fraying and bumping to the head and foot of the spine, slightly frayed rear joint, some wear to the gilt especially to the bottom edge, some rubbing to the endpapers, a small tear and creasing to the front free endpaper, small inscription on the front free endpaper with the date "Dec. 26, 1874," some cracking to the hinges but still sound. Altogether a good copy.

    This particular copy is a first printing due to the presence of the Welch Biegelow University Press device on the copyright page, and the title page is set in twenty lines with the exclusion of the rule in the imprint. An Encounter with an Interviewer appears for this first time in this work from pages 27 - 32, and is later collected in Punch Brothers Punch.

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