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    L[ouis]. A. Newcome. Pair of Newcome & Traver Books. New York: [1886-1887]. First editions.

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    L[ouis]. A. Newcome. The Post Office Burglars of the Shawangunk Mountains. A True and Thrilling Narrative. New York: Newcome & Travers, [1886]. First edition. Octavo (7.375 x 4.75 inches; 187 x 122 mm.). viii, [9]-160, [2, divisional title leaf (verso blank), [6] pages; illustrated plates. Publisher's side-stapled binding in the original wrappers, printed on grayish-blue paper; all edges of the text trimmed. Spine gently leaning; edges and folds worn with a some chipping and tear along the lower portion of the rear joint (apparently stabilized); lightly soiled with some faint foxing; rubber stamp on the front wrapper. Text slightly tanned but still supple; minor creasing or tears to the corners of the first and last few leaves of text. Very good. Rare; we were unable to locate any commercial history and found just two listings (Huntington and Rutgers) in Worldcat.

    [Together with:] Capture of the Paddy Ryan Gang of Burglars. A True and Thrilling Narrative. New York: Newcome and Traver's, [1887]. First edition. Octavo (7.375 x 4.75 inches; 187 x 122 mm.). viii, [9]-228, [4, ad for the previous title] pages; illustrated plates. Publisher's side-stapled binding in the original wrappers, printed on orange paper; all edges of the text trimmed. Wrappers somewhat worn, with two sizeable chips to the lower edge (one at the corner) and several small tears; rear joint partially tattered but since stabilized; some soiling to the front wrapper. Text block brown and somewhat brittle; corners rounded. Good. Also rare, two old dealer catalog entries archived on Rare Book Hub (from 1985 and 1979); two listings in WorldCat (Huntington again and Sam Houston State). From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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