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Hours with Men and Books by  William Mathews - Hardcover - Early printing - 1877 - from Twin City Antiquarian Books and

Hours with Men and Books

by Mathews, William

Condition: G/No dj

Toronto: Belford Brothers, 1877. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Likely the first Canadian printing; first US issue was in 1877; Belford Bros. name changed to Rose-Belford in 1878. Blue cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, blind dec. on rear board, brown endpapers, 352 pp. Cloth rubbed, boards showing through at corners, front hinge shaken. Contains essays on mostly literary topics, and profiles of Thomas De Quincey, Robert South, Charles H. Spurgeon, and Judge Story. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 8 oz.). Early printing. . G/No dj. 18½ X 12½ cm.


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