Lot 163 of 338:
One of the pleasantest of American writers  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Battle Summer: Being Transcripts from Personal Observations in Paris, During the Year 1848
Author:
Mitchell, D. G.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Baker and Scribner
Date:
1850
Description:

viii, 289 pp. Illustrated half title and frontispiece with tissue guard between. (8vo) original blue cloth embossed binding with gilt to spine. First Edition. 

Handwritten letter from Donald G. Mitchell, dated Aug. 30,1849, laid in. Presentation copy inscribed by Mitchell. Donald Grant Mitchell was an American essayist and novelist. He produced books o travel, volumes of essays on rural themes but best known for his sentimental essays.

The inserted letter is of interest, as Mitchell is transmitting his manuscript "Reign or Revolution" via a Mr. Raymond to Baker and Scribner for consideration. He outlines the six sections of the book briefly and closes with his travel plans so Raymond can reach him in East Waltham.

 

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Condition:
Few loose signatures; pages heavily foxed; good to very good.
 
Item number:
303459a
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