Description[Civil War]. [Lincoln]. [African-American Dialect Tales]. Joel Chandler Harris. On the Wing of Occasions. Being the Authorized Version of Certain Curious Episodes of the Late Civil War, Including the Hitherto Suppressed Narrative of the Kidnapping of President Lincoln. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1900. Special edition. Twelvemo. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles on spine. Corners and spine ends bumped. Some rubbing and edgewear to extremities. Front and rear hinges cracked. Very good.
This is a sixth unrecorded variant binding, with "special edition" impressed at the bottom of the spine in place of the publisher's imprint. Unknown to Blanck. Binding C: dark green cloth, no stamping on binding. Special Edition at spine's bottom per Merle Johnson 1932 ed. of American First Editions. BAL 7145 ($160 VG 11/19/00). Unusual volume of historical fiction. Contents are five short stories which first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post: Why the Confederacy Failed; In the Order of Providence; The Troubles of Martin Coy; (The hitherto suppressed narrative of) The Kidnapping of President Lincoln; and The Whims of Captain McCarthy. The book contains four illustrations on plates. Four binding states (no priority known) are listed by Blanck: two in maroon cloth with a cover illustration, and two in green cloth without one.
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