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

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    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).

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