Lot 42 of 455:
The Red Badge of Courage 1895  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$270
$200 - $300

The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War

Crane, Stephen

New York

D. Appleton and Co.



[1 ad], [2], 233, [1 blank] + [4 ad] pp. 18.5x12 cm (7¼x4¾"), tan cloth, stamped in red, black and gilt, top edge stained yellow. First Edition, Second Issue.

Crane's most enduring work, a high spot of American literature dealing with the American Civil War. Second issue, with top edges yellow, ad for the novel opposite title page, type not broken but a bit battered on last line of p. 225, first page of ads titled "Gilbert Parker's Best Books," the final ad being for "The Three Musketeers." With the decorative bookplate of Edward M. Crane, early Xmas gift inscription on front flyleaf. BAL 4071; Stallman 2.

Lot Amendments

Some general wear and soiling to cloth with rubbing to extremities, foxing to top board; very good.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.