Publisher: [New York: n.p.:] February, 1889.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 4369 (Curtis).
Condition: Leather a little spotted; fine copy.
Book ID: 16376
Description4to, contemporary tan half calf, marbled sides, black leather label, gilt decorated and lettered spine, a.e.g. 35 plates and 36 facsimiles of literary manuscripts.
CommentsAn elaborate souvenir sold to benefit the German Hospital in New York City. The compilers, Henry Villard and Carl Schultz, worked doggedly on getting American authors to send in manuscript contributions, which are reproduced here in facsimile and which include works by Curtis, Lowell, Howells, Whittier, Parke Godwin, Stedman, Holmes, Mary Mapes Dodge, Moncure Conway, Stockton, et al. The artistic contributors, almost all magazine illustrators, are equally impressive.