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Song of the Leaves: Quest of Johnny Appleseed.

GATES, Arnold Francis.

Published by The Griglak Printery, 1940
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16mo. Stiff green wrappers. 14pp. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) age toned near spine, but internally bright and tight. First edition, limited to 200 copies, of this essay by the 26-year-old Lincoln enthusiast Gates (1914-93) who would become a noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar and officer of the New York City Civil War Round Table. Poem and essay about John Chapman, a.k.a. "Johnny Appleseed." Tipped to the front flyleaf is an additional flyleaf boldly signed and inscribed by the author to his wife: "To Georgia -- / With much love always. / Arnold." And tipped to the inside rear wrapper is a promotional leaflet for this booklet, titled " "WHAT Was thought of the little booklet SONG OF THE LEAVES by Arnold Francis Gates," a 16mo 4-page leaflet consisting of blurbs about this booklet from the likes of H.L. Mencken, Granville Hicks, Carl Van Doren, Louis Adamic, Struthers Burt, etc. Very uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 35264

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Title: Song of the Leaves: Quest of Johnny ...

Publisher: The Griglak Printery

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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