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Boston: Arena Publishing Co., 1894. First edition. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, 335 pp., four leaves of ads bound at the end. With two notes to Miss Suzanne C. Ayres of Washington, D.C., from one of the Brook Farmers, Samuel Willard Saxton, in an envelope pasted to the front free endpaper. Both undated, the first offering to loan Miss Ayres Lindsay Swift's "Brook Farm", and the second sending her this copy of Codman's book as a gift: "I hope you will enjoy reading these reminiscences of our life at that unique association in West Roxbury bearing the sacred name,- Brook Farm. Dr. Codman, one of my dearest friends, was not an author, but a dentist. But he had an intense desire to have the story told of Brook Farm, & he did the best he could. It gives one a fairly good a/c (account) of our simple life there; & of some of the more important features that made life so attractive to us all. I will be glad to talk with your more about it....S. Willard Saxton." Saxton went to Brook Farm in 1844 at the age of 15. He worked in the "Harbinger" print shop with Codman's brother, Charles. He died in 1933, age 103 - the last surviving Brook Farmer. The notes in Fine condition, the cloth lightly rubbed, with a little staining to the front lower fore corner. Paper a little toned. A Very Good copy.
Title: Brook Farm. Historic and Personal Memoirs.
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Seller ID: codman,johnthomas.275boston:arenapublishingco.,1