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    Eden Phillpotts. Two Copies of My Adventure in the Flying Scotsman. A Romance of London and North-Western Railway Shares. London: James Hogg and Sons, 1888. First editions. Octavo. 63, [1, blank] pages. Variant publisher's bindings: one volume in light bluish-gray cloth, front with panel of rainbow stamping lettered over in black; one volume in plain boards, front lettered in black; all text block edges trimmed. Binding of copy in cloth generally rubbed and soiled, resulting in some minor loss to rainbow coloring and black lettering at front; spine ends pushed and showing a little wear. Copy in plain boards lacking large portion of backstrip and flaking a bit along joints; boards rubbed, with some mild soiling and staining; wear along edges; hint of an embossed stamp at upper corner of rear board. Both sets of endpapers with minor age discoloration; previous owner bookplate at front pastedown of copy in cloth. Mild age dulling to text blocks; some wear to edges of text block in plain boards, with a couple of gutters cracking. Both very good. Housed together with an ALS in a single chemise and slipcase with book label of Florence and Edward Kaye. Autograph letter signed, dated 13 November, 1895, references this volume: "While rather doubting whether the man Hogg has any claim on the railway story (I have never had a penny for it though he has been selling it ever since 1888) I will take back copyright as he suggests." Queen's Quorum 13 ("the thin, fragile book with "rainbow" stamping... is seldom found even in the so-called complete collections of Eden Phillpotts's work").

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