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New York: James R. Osgood and Company, . First Edition Original terra-cotta (described by Edel as rust-brown) cloth with the spine imprint of J.R. Osgood & Co. BAL 10530: "1578 copies printed April 21, 1875. Copies were being bound as late as 1882. Copies of the frist printing were later issued in binding with spine imprint: Houghton Mifflin & Co." Edel A2: 1500 copies. James's second book, issued less than three months after his first. Just a hint of wear to the spine tips and corners. A Fine, bright example, uncommon in this condition (Item ID: 003188)


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