Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    William Dean Howells. The Undiscovered Country. Boston: 1880. First edition.

    More Information:

    William Dean Howells. The Undiscovered Country. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1880. First edition, BAL's probable first printing. Octavo. 419 pages. Publisher's full brown cloth, front board and spine decoratively stamped in black and gilt. With the very rare printed dust jacket - BAL apparently never saw a copy in jacket. Jacket spine chipped and sunned, with some loss of text, some edgewear, chipping and thumbsoiling to jacket panels, some minor edgewear to binding, front free endpaper with a short marginal tear. Still, a near fine copy in the very scarce dust jacket. From the collection of Donald Kaufmann.

    BAL 9589 (no mention of dust jacket).



    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    8th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 302

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,015,299