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Josh Billings: His Works, Complete (four Volumes in one)

by Billings, Josh

Condition: Good/No Jacket


New York: G. W. Carleton & Co, 1876. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Thomas Nast. "Francis S. Smith with compliments of Publisher (stick drawing of bird). See dedication." written at top of title page. Book is dedicated to Francis S. Street & Francis S. Smith (editors and proprietors of The New York Weekly). With 100 illustrations by Thomas Nast (author) and others. Also includes a biographical introduction. Green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering and design. Rear hinge starting. Head/heel of spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Some rubbing on boards. Otherwise clean and tight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.




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