Lot 8 of 565:
Three from the Ragged Dick series, 2 1st eds.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Ragged Dick [with] two other titles from the Ragged Dick series
Author:
Alger, Horatio, Jr.
Place:
Philadelphia; Boston
Publisher:
Henry T. Coates; Loring
Date:
1868; 1870; 1895
Description:

3 volumes. Comprises: 

  • Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York. Henry T. Coates, 1895. (12mo) decorative green cloth printed in black on spine over gilt background. Reprint. (Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper).
  • Fame and Fortune: or, The Progress of Richard Hunter. Loring, 1868. (12mo) original blindstamped green cloth lettered on spine in gilt. First Book Edition. first state.
  • Ben, The Luggage Boy: or, Among the Wharves. Loring, 1870. (12mo) original mauve blindstamped cloth lettered on spine in gilt. First Book Edition, first state. (Ownership signature on front free endpaper).

Volumes I, II, and IV of the Ragged Dick series. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spines leaning and darkened, some rubbing and fraying; some cracked hinges, a few pencil marks, some toning, Ben the Luggage Boy cracked internally with some signatures starting; about very good overall.
 
Item number:
309570
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