Mary Mapes Dodge. Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates. A Story of Life in Holland. New York: James O'Kane, 1866.

    First edition, with an autograph gift inscription by Dodge laid in. Octavo. [2], 347, [1, blank], [4, ads] pages. With four engraved plates. Title-page and ads printed in red and black.

    Original blue-green cloth, heavy border rolled in gilt and publisher's device stamped in gilt as front board centerpiece, smooth spine stamped in gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Wear to board edges and extremities. Tips and spine extremities abraded with some bits of loss. Signatures standing uneven. Overall, a very good copy of this classic tale, housed in a gilt quarter green morocco slipcase and chemise.

    A lovely copy of this well-loved children's classic. The laid-in gift inscription by the author, written in cursive in black ink on a small slip of paper, is dated December 25, 1895 and reads: "To dear Mrs Chi: I send the only woman I'm not afraid of -- -- With Xmas greetings. Mary Mapes Dodge."

    Peter Parley to Penrod,
    p. 25.

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