[The HEATHEN CHINEE] Plain Language from Truthful James [Table Mountain, 1870]
Black and tan batik paper-covered flexible boards, tan spine label printed in black
by [John Henry Nash]. Harte, Bret [1836 - 1902]. Coolbrith, Ina - Introduction; Rowell, J. C. - Note on the Manuscript; Cowan, Robert Ernest - Bibliography
San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash for His Friends, 1924. 1st Edition thus [BAL Vol III, p 477, column 2;. Black and tan batik paper-covered flexible boards, tan spine label printed in black. Spine worn with perished head and tail, affecting text of spine label; sunning to spine and joints; faint offsetting from manuscript facsimile to title pg; binding a bit tender. Text clean and bright. Gd+.. Unpaginated, but ~30 pp of text + 2 preliminary and 2 terminal leaves printed in orange rules only; 5 leaves of manuscript facsimile + 1 of printed explanation printed recto only and tipped in as the frontispiece. Elephant folio. 17-1/2" x 12-3/4"
Nell O'Day notes that, "[o]f the many Nash books given away to friends, none is more impressive than this presentation of Bret Harte's immortal poem" (A Catalogue of the Nash Printings, p 36). (Inventory #: 43434)
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