Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 346 pp. Very good +. Item #SB3786
Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) not only was such a close friend with Mark Twain that Twain served as a pall bearer at Dudley's funeral, but he co-authored "The Gilded Age" with Twain, in addition to writing numerous works of his own.
This book opens with a humerous story of mounting a horse, and continues with an interesting look at the author's adventures travelling in the south of the 1880s and through parts of Mexico and California during that period.
___DESCRIPTION: Green cloth over boards, title and image of two riders on horseback in black to front board, title in gilt on spine; octavo size (7" by 5"), pagination: [1-3] 4-331, 1-15 publishers ads.
___CONDITION: Better than very good, and could almost be deemed near fine; the binding is clean, the hinges are sound and the textblock is square, the interior is clean and bright, and the only prior owner marking is a tasteful Ex-Libris on the front pastedown; minor overall edgewear, the corners are slightly bumped, and there are a few light, stray marks to the edge of the text block. Even with its few faults, still an attractive copy.
___CITATION: BAL 21168.
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