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    Thomas Bailey Aldrich. The Story of a Bad Boy. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co. 1870.

    First edition, first issue ("scattered" on page 14, and "abroad" on page 197). Small octavo. iv, 261 pages plus 23 pages of ads. Illustrations. Frontispiece.

    Publisher's green cloth with blindstamped borders to boards and gilt titles and vignettes to spine. Brown endpapers. Extremities worn. Hinges starting. Gold on spine dulled. Ink stain to top corner of the pages of ads at the back of the book. Inked gift inscription dated 1870. Bookplate on front pastedown of Jean Hersholt, noted actor (after whom the Academy Awards' Humanitarian Award is named) and the foremost translator of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales into English. Very good condition, in a custom gilt-stamped box and chemise.

    BAL 269. Peter Parley to Penrod, page 35.


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