Publisher: Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Co., 1904.
Edition: First edition, number 28 of 612 numbered sets, signed by the publisher and editor.
Bibliographical References: BAL 21224.
Condition: Bottom edges slightly rubbed; a fine, handsome set.
Book ID: 26566
Description15 vols, 8vo, red and purple full morocco by Jackel of New York, gilt decorations, inner dentelles and lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Engraved title-pages and 60 photogravures. Tipped in between the limitation page and the frontis portrait is a fine four-page a.l.s. by Warner and a leaf of manuscript from his travel narrative In the Levant (1877).
Comments¶ An outstanding example of a deluxe manuscript edition of an author's works, with a fine letter from Warner, dated Hartford Nov. 29, 1869, that discusses women's rights and Yosemite Falls. Among the illustrators are Frank T. Merrill, Edmund Garrett, Peter Newell, Dan Beard, and many of the plates are signed by the artists. ¶ This set has the quirky distinction of having nine volumes bound in red morocco and six volumes in purple, though every volume is numbered 28; for some reason this was intentional.