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New York: Stanford and Delisser, 1858. First edition (Wright, 2513). Original green cloth, gilt lettered, decorated in blind, 285 pp., one leaf of ads. A presentation copy to Henry W. Longfellow, from "The Author", dated Springfield Mass., Sept. 21st, 1858. Osmond Tiffany (1823-1895) was the son of a prominent Baltimore merchant. He sailed as factor to China and used that experience to write several books on China that were popular as curiosities and useful to other merchants. He was for a time Clerk of the U.S. Armory in Springfield. There is one letter to Tiffany in the Belknap Press "Letters...," v.3, Dec. 4, 1849, asking Tiffany to help Richard Henry Dana Sr. get a speaking engagement in Baltimore. Slightly cocked, spine sunned, top of spine chipped, light wear elsewhere. Moderate foxing.
Title: Brandon; Or, A Hundred Years Ago. A Tale of the American Colonies.
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