Item #021065 THE OVERLAND MONTHLY. Volume I, #1-6 with AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) by Harte. Bret HARTE, Samuel CLEMENS.

THE OVERLAND MONTHLY. Volume I, #1-6 with AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) by Harte

San Francisco: A. Roman and Company, 1868. First Edition. The first six issues of this important California periodical in their original printed wraps, edited by Bret Harte. Contributions were published anonymously and include "By Rail Through France" and three others by Mark Twain, "San Francisco from the Sea," "The Luck of Roaring Camp," and two others by Bret Harte, "What the Railroad Will Bring Us" by Henry George, "Old Texan Days" by J. Ross Browne, "Restaurant Life in San Francisco" by Noah Brooks, and "In the Sierras" and five others by Charles W. Stoddard. Laid in loosely is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Harte on the publication's stationery dated 30 September 1870 declining a review. In part: "THE LIFE OF AUDUBON has already been reviewed in the OVERLAND...." Letter and magazines housed in a custom-made cloth chemise and 1/2 brown morocco slipcase. The letter is badly faded and extremely difficult to read; the magazines have expected wear and some soiling but are intact and quite nice. Housed in a Fine slipcase. Item #021065

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