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The following book has been reported missing: CRANE, STEPHEN.  The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War.  New York: D. Appleton, 1895.  8vo, original tan buckram with red and black decorations and lettering. Four pages of publisher's terminal advertisements.  First edition.  BAL 4071, printing 1; Starrett 3, first state; Wright III, 1257.  Inscribed on the front blank by Elbert Hubbard to his wife: "Bertha E. Hubbard / November 21, 1895 / from E. G. H." On the front paste-down is an original ink invitation in a calligraphic hand: "Come & take Pot Luck at the Sign of the Lanthorn and meet Stephen Crane - Tuesday Evening April the seventh at Seven o'clock - One Twenty Six William St. New York." Above the invitation is an ink drawing of a lanthorn. Later bookplate of San Francisco collector William M. Fitzhugh on the verso of the front free endpaper. Apparently other mementoes were once tipped into this copy: something was once removed from the front and rear paste-downs, leaving the usual marks.  Cloth a little soiled; very good copy. If you have any information on this item, please contact John Crichton at (415) 398-0414 or

Still missing as of 5/24/2019.