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Street, Alfred Billings; John Augustus Hows, illus. Forest pictures in the Adirondacks. New York: James G. Gregory, 1865. 4to (23.1 cm, 9.09). , 63,  pp.; 16 plts. (incl. in pagination). $75.00
First edition, featuring 16 dramatic woodland views from New York–born artist John A. Hows. An original poem by Street accompanies each of the 16 plates, which were wood-engraved by Messrs. Bobbett & Hooper after Hows' designs.
Binding: Publisher's pebbled brown cloth, covers framed with embossed vinework border, front cover with decorative gilt-stamped title, spine with raised bands, gilt-stamped title, and blind-tooled fleurons in compartments. All edges gilt.
Provenance: Inscription on initial blank from ____ P. James to _____ Thomas, "Dec 25/64."
Sabin 33391. Binding as above, just a little rubbed at edges and corners, with gilt of front cover, still attractive, dimmed affecting three letters. Small spot of offsetting in lower portion of title-page and blank opposite from something once laid in, with a few small spots of foxing to the blank. => A clean, bright, very nice copy of a book more usually seen in compromised condition. (41397) Please RESHELVE This.
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