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    First Edition, First Issue of Dana's Two Years Before the Mast
    With an Autograph Letter Signed Tipped In

    Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast. A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840.

    First edition, first issue. With "Harper's Family Library, No. 106". Small octavo. [1], 483, [3, blank] pages.

    Original coarse black cloth (Blanck's state A), stamped in gilt on the spine. Small hole in front joint, bottom of the rear joint starting. Other light wear to the cloth at the edges and corners. Moderate foxing throughout (as is most common for this rare title). Altogether, a very good copy. Chemised in quarter blue morocco slipcase.

    An attractive letter from Dana signed in 1842 is tipped in to the front endpapers.

    BAL 4434.


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