Lot 90 of 517:
The Overland Monthly Vols. I-XI, 1868-73  

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The Overland Monthly, Devoted to the Development of the Country

Harte, Bret, editor

San Francisco




Volumes I-XI of XV (July, 1868-July, 1873) in the first series. Edited by Bret Harte (until 1871) & others. (8vo) 23x14.5 cm (9x5¾") Ten of eleven volumes bound in green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine with a gilded California bear. Volume X in tan cloth with same lettering spine emblem.

Eleven of fifteen volumes of this important San Francisco literary magazine, edited by Bret Harte and the venue for the publication of some of his most famous early stories, including "The Luck of Roaring Camp" (which appeared in the second issue, August, 1868), "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "Tennessee's Partner," "Plain Language from Truthful James," and others. Other contributor's included John Muir, Ina Coolbrith (an associate editor), and "Sam L. Clemens (Mark Twain)". Each volume with ownership marks and two signature chops on front free endpaper. 

Lot Amendments

Varying amounts of wear, most with rubbing/fraying at spine ends and corners; a few joint splits and weak hinges; Volume I chipped at top of spine; insides lightly toned; overall very good.

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