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Hans Breitmann's Ballads

by Leland, Charles Godfrey

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1914 Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. First Thus. Octavo. 236 pages. #244 of 350 copies. 19th-century comic verse in German-American dialect. Introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Decorated boards with title-label pasted on spine. Browned spine; wear to head and tail of spine and to corners of boards. Upper corner of front board is waterstained; stain extends to front end sheet and first 50 pages of book. Some foxing on rear end sheet. Edges of text browning. Binding is tight..

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