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    Sale 2493 | Lot 106
    Price Realized: $3,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2493 Lot 106

      INSCRIBED ON MAY DAY EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. May-Day and Other Pieces. 8vo, original gilt-decorated white linen, top edges gilt, spine sunned with minor fraying to head and foot, small splits along joint extremities, faint soiling; hinges tender; later family presentation inscription in pencil below original inked inscription; custom cloth folding box. From the Estate of Kenneth Silverman, a Pulitzer-winning biographer. Mr. Silverman was a specialist in Colonial American literature and the co-director of the program in American civilization at New York University. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      first edition, presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author to his nephew J. Haven Emerson, on 1 May 1867. One of approximately 100 copies in the cream cloth (gift) binding for presentation. BAL 5250; Myerson A28.1.a.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,750