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Harte, Bret

Published by Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co. ; Cambridge : Riverside Press,, 1871
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Hardcover, 12mo, iv, 256 pages, 18 cm. Contents: Sketches. Luck of Roaring Camp ; Outcasts of Poker Flat ; Miggles -- Tennessee's partner ; Idyl of Red Gulch ; Brown of Calaveras ; High-water mark ; Lonely ride ; Man of no account -- Stories. Mliss ; Right eye of the commander ; Notes by flood and field -- Bohemian papers. Mission Dolores ; John Chinaman ; From a back window ; Boonder. The author was the grandson of Bernard Hart (1763-1855) , an American merchant and was also the nephew of Congressman Emanuel B. Hart. "By the time of Bernard Hart's [Bret s grandfather s] second marriage, in 1806, to Rebecca Seixas, niece of hazzan Gershom Mendes Seixas, [Bernard] Hart had become parnas of Shearith Israel Congregation in New York, a post which he held for three years. He was active in the affairs of the congregation for many years, especially in its burial society. Hart is reported to have served as a quartermaster in the New York State Militia in 1787, and as a major during the War of 1812. He was a member of the committees which established the first New York Exchange office in 1792, and the New York Stock and Exchange Board in 1817, serving as secretary of the latter 1831-53" (Bertram Wallace Korn in EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Western stories. Short stories, American. Wear to cover binding. Wear and light chipping to corners of cover and binding. Good condition. (Sef-13-10) Sef4, comhist2, mx3, amr4. Bookseller Inventory # 24966

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Publisher: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co. ; Cambridge : Riverside Press,

Publication Date: 1871

Binding: Hardcover

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