(New York: Dix, Edwards and Co., 1856).

FIRST EDITION. A very nice copy of this popular work by George William Curtis, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH letter by him included. Curtis was a major contributor to Harper’s Magazine though is perhaps now best remembered for his fiery orations in support of Lincoln and Sumner in the years leading up to the Civil War. PRUE AND I is a pleasantly sentimental, fancifully tender and humorous study of life, especially coming from one best known for his intense political essays. Item #23251

First edition, first state, with tipped in three page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the author to an unknown recipient dated April 3, 1879. 8vo, publisher’s original brown textured cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. ix, 214 pp. A very nice copy internally, with the paper fresh and clean, the cloth bright, some very light cracking at the hinges and with evidence of earlier expert, unobtrusive restoration to a joint. The autograph letter on one sheet of printed vellum letterhead folded into fours is in an excellent state of preservation.

Price: $275.00