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New York: Dix, Edwards, 1856. First edition (BAL 4270, binding A). Original green cloth, gilt lettered, ruled in blind, 214 pp. Laid in is an autograph letter, signed, from Curtis to publisher James T. Fields, dated Oct. 2, 1861. "You do not know how glad and touched I am that my little sketch goes with my friend's book." Fields was about to publish Theodore Winthrop's "Cecil Dreeme", with a biographical sketch by Curtis. Theodore Withrop was a Union officer, killed early in the War. Several of his novels were published posthumously and many received numerous reprints. "William Winthrop (Theodore's brother) goes again at once to the war: a first lieutenant...The youngest sister, Sarah, will be quietly married next Wednesday to a fine young fellow. The family have been hoping to see you...". Curtis invites Fields to visit - Curtis and the Winthrop family lived on Staten Island. "Cecil Dreeme" was published Oct. 25, 1861 (see BAL 23165). The title bears an 1862 date. With the engraved bookplate of Boylston Adams Beal, Fields' wife's nephew, who wound up with a lot of the Fields' books. Just a little rubbing, a few stray marks, spine darkened, gilt dull. Very clean inside. A Very Good copy.
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