Lot 10 of 327:
Campbell's Gertrude of Wyoming with letter  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale and Other Poems

Author:
Campbell, Thomas

Place:
London

Publisher:
Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme

Date:
1809

Description:

[iv], 134, +8 ad pp. Errata slip tipped in at front. 29x23.5 cm (11¼x9¼") original green boards, paper spine label, custom cloth chemise and green morocco backed slipcase. First Edition.

Recounts the 1778 Wyoming Valley Massacre. Tipped to the front free endpaper is a two page autograph letter, signed to Scottish author John Galt expressing regret at his inability to be able to provide a requested writing. Letter dated 3 March 1815. Very rare in the original untrimmed state.


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Condition:
Front joint split, boards loose, light foxing to boards and within; very good.


 
Item number:
286571
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