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    George G. W. Morgan. Aspiration and Realization. A Story in Verse For Children. San Francisco: Winterburn & Company, 1874. First edition. Inscribed by Morgan "With the author's compl" at the top of the title page. Octavo. 18 pages. Three plates. Beautifully bound in green morocco with a raised central panel bordered by three gilt rules and containing a floral vignette accented with red morocco inlays and gilt accents. The back board shares a similar vignette. Embossed gold endpapers. All edges gilt. This copy has the name "Mrs Winterburn" stamped in gilt on the front board. Presumably Mrs. Winterburn was associated with the publisher Joseph Winterburn. Hinges reinforced with blue cloth tape. Spine slightly faded. Corners bumped, else a beautiful example of early California bookbinding.

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    February, 2012
    8th Wednesday
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