Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870. 8vo, vii, 256 pp. Original russet cloth, neatly repaired. A very good copy. Second edition, far rarer than the first, expanded with an additional story not in the first edition. This collection of stories by Harte is a landmark of classic California literature, with the eponymous story rivaled in importance only by Twain’s “Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” BAL 7247. Zamorano Eighty 40. Grolier American Hundred 76. (106475) (Inventory #: 106476)
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