Boston: James R. Osgood. 1871. First. First edition, first state. Blind embossed and ruled burgundy cloth, gilt-stamped spine. Contemporary owner's name (C.M. Eakin) inked and penciled on preliminary pages, pages modestly soiled, rear hinge cracked, spine faded and cocked with extremities worn, thus a good only copy. This is Seemuller's third book. The writer Alfred Habegger claimed Henry James plagiarized Seemuller's work after her passing and that the protagonist of this novel, Christie Archer, was the inspiration for The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. Exceptionally scarce first edition. . (Inventory #: 410951)
African Americana, Baseball, Books into Film, Detective Fiction, Mysteries, First Editions, Sporting Books, Sports
Shipping & Return Policies
All books are first editions unless otherwise noted. All books are returnable within ten days if returned in the same condition as sent. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER, PAYPAL, checks and money orders. New Jersey residents please add 7% sales tax. All items guaranteed, all items subject to prior sale. Members ABAA, ILAB. Shipping is $4 for Media Mail, $5 for Priority Mail or UPS Ground. Orders sent UPS will have tracking emailed to you. Alternate shipping available by request. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Any book over $200 must be sent UPS or Priority Mail.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.