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Dickens in Camp Is the Tribute Bret Hart Paid to the Memory of the Great English Novelist, and Many People Consider it the Californian's Masterpiece in Verse. Springing from a Deep Admiration for the Works of Dickens, Which Had Exercised a Profound Influence over Bret Harte's Childhood, It was Written Spontaneously, a Few Hours after the News of Dickens' Death Had Reached San Francisco. At the Time When the Whole English-Speaking World Was Offering Homage to the Dead Master, This Short Poem, So Impassioned & Sincere, Came from Far-Off California, and by Universal Consent Has Been Proclaimed the FinestExpression of Feeling Brought Forth by an Event That Spread Sadness over the Earth.

Harte, Bret.-

Published by San Francisco. CA. John Henry Nash. 1923., 1923
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4 pp. 4to. Red cloth covered boards in elaborateleaf patter with printed paper Label on front cover. First Edition in this format. Limited Edition of 250 copies. Bret Harte's famous poem, written in July, 1870 printed by John Henry Nash in a limited edition (250 copies) as a gift to the Book Club of California, from the manuscript at Mills College, in 1923. It is made up of a 3-page facsimile of the manuscript, each leaf tipped in, and the beautifully printed poem on the fourth page, with red border and decorations. An elegant production with laid paper, with deckle edge, and watermarked either with a unicorn or with a monogram, "LGS," in script. Minimal wear at head and tail of spine. Slight browning of page edges. Else, Very Good. BAL 7253 & 7555. BCC #20. Bookseller Inventory # 9714

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Title: Dickens in Camp Is the Tribute Bret Hart ...

Publisher: San Francisco. CA. John Henry Nash. 1923.

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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