Lot 180 of 253:
The Heathen Chinee inscribed by Nash  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$132
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Heathen Chinee: Plain Language from Truthful James - presentation copy

Author:
Harte, Bret

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
Book Club of California

Date:
1934

Description:

Introduction by Ina Coolbrith. Bibliography by Robert E. Cowan. Illustrated by Phil Little. 14x11, blue boards stitched in oriental fashion with paper title label, tan linen chemise with bone clasps. Number 86 of 200 copies printed for the Book Club of California from a total edition of 500 copies.

Presentation copy inscribed on the front pastedown by printer John Henry Nash: "To Mrs. Robert Burns Henderson from John Henry Nash, December 10, 1934." Mrs. Henderson is Jennie Crocker Henderson, daughter of Col. Charles Frederick Crocker, president of the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad. A handsome edition of Harte's classic, if somewhat racist, poem, printed on double-leaves of 'American' vellum. One of the 50 Books of the Year.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
A bit of light wear to outer chemise, light rubbing to board extremities, bumps to top corners; very good.


 
Item number:
283884
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