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Irving, Pierre M.. LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON IRVING MEMORIAL EDITION.  New York:  G.P. Putnam's Son's, 1883.  Number 231 (red ink) of 300 Copies.  3 hardbound volumes.


All three vols. have cursive hand written ink inscription.  First book's inscription reads something to the effect of:   "S- - t Todd, 1st Liet, 1st Arty.  May 26 / 83"  [Presumably reads:  "Sebert Todd, 1st Lieutenant, 1st Artillery May 26, 1883].


The U.S. Army's First Artillery was garisoned at Fort Canby (Columbia River now in the modern State of Washington) and in San Franciso in 1883.  [This helps to explain the heavy foxing, and slight damp staining of pages.]


Washington Irving wrote RIP VAN WINKLE and THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.  This series was compiled by Washington Irving's nephew. Pierre M Irving.


POOR CONDITION:  Brown, scuffed paper boards.  Chipped and peeling spine covering.  Brown spine, with gold lettering on red background. Missing lettering on red, peeling spine background.  Head and tail shelf wear to include bumped corners.  Soiled edge.  Damp stained pages.  Moderate to heavy foxing.  Multiple illustrations. 


All three 3 volumnes in poor condition.


Vol 1: 284 pages.  20 illustrations,  Rear, bottom board beginning to split away from spine.  Bumped corners.  Sunned front board.  Damp stain and moderate foxing of pages.


Vol 2: 274 pages.  22 illustrations.  Ink inscription on first blank fly leaf reads in cursive:  "Albert[?]  Todd, Lieutenant, 1st Artillery, July 6, 83" Damp stain plate and pages,.  Soiled spine.  Front out hinge beginning to separate.  Fraying of spine covering.  Lettering missing from outer spine.


Vol 3:  273 pages.  Ink inscription reads:  "Sebert Todd, Lieutenant, 1st Artillery, July 31, 83"  17 illustrations.  Soiling and foxing on plates.  No notable defects to the paper text.


SKU: 12093GC,  Approx. dimensions for each volume:  11.25"x8.5"x2"  Total approx. shelf length requirement:  11.25"x8.5"x5.5"  Approx. Shipping Weight: 13 total U.S. pounds.

Life and Letters of Washington Irving MEMORIAL EDITION 1883

SKU: 12093GC
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