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Ellwanger, George H.  In gold and silver. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1892. 12mo (17.1 cm, 6.73"). Frontis., illum. t.-p., viii, 156, [2 (adv.)] pp.; 8 plts., illus.
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First edition of these four stories: one example of prime 19th-century Orientalist exoticism in which a traveler tries to track down a famously beautiful rug, two fishing tales, and an account of a fox's triumph over his would-be hunters. The stories are => illustrated with a frontispiece, eight additional plates, and a number of in-text vignettes by A.B. Wenzell, W.C. Greenough, and W. Hamilton Gibson, as well as a title-page printed in accordance with the title.
        Binding: Publisher's brick-colored cloth, front cover with cream medallion stamped in gilt and silver, in silver- and gold-stamped frame with corner fleurons, spine and back cover repeating the corner fleuron motifs. Top edges gilt. Silk bookmark detached but laid in.

Binding as above; spine foot chipped, corners rubbed, otherwise fresh and bright inside and out. => In fact a lovely little volume, with both the gold and the silver, i.e., aluminum, shine extraordinarily bright and clear.  (41288)   Please RESHELVE This.


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