Lot 176 of 253:
Inscribed copy No. 1  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Origin of the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Author:
Lewis, Oscar
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Book Club of California
Date:
1931
Description:

Folding facsimile of Sonora Herald bound in at rear, 2 page folding facsimile of a letter from Samuel Clemens is laid as well. Decorations by Valenti Angelo. (4to) original green cloth and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Copy No.1 of 250 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press.

Inscribed to Alfred Sutro by Oscar Lewis on the front free endpaper: "For Alfred Sutro, who, as President of the Book Club, could - and probably should - have prevented the publication of this book. His failure to exercise his veto power has elevated him still higher in the esteem of - Oscar Lewis." The volume is inscribed to Alfred Sutro by Edwin Grabhorn at the colophon, and Oscar Lewis' signature appears beneath Grabhorn's. Sutro's bookplate is laid in at the front, having come loose from the front pastedown. The unique first copy of this desirable title.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A bit of rubbing to extremities; darkening to front endpapers where bookplate had been affixed; about near fine.
 
Item number:
283917
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