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The First Piano in Camp

Davis, Sam

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1919
From Carpe Diem Fine Books, ABAA (Monterey, CA, U.S.A.)

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Large 12mo. [12], 31pp. Color frontispiece; 2 black & white full-page illustraitions by Harry Fisk. Color printed boards in like dustjacket with wraparound Western bar room scene. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities; small chip front edge). "Lonely men in a mining boom town near Pioche are stirred from boredom by the arrival of a piano and later by an Englishman who could play it. This short humorous story has a surprise ending. A Nevada classic." - Paher 449. First published in The Virginia City Chronicles, the story was originally titled 'A Christmas Carol.' 'Its literary merit, quaint humor and pathos were at once recognized . it was translated into nearly every European language.' - Publisher's Note. Bookseller Inventory # 10155

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Title: The First Piano in Camp

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York

Publication Date: 1919

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st.

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