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The Winthrop Covenant by  Louis AUCHINCLOSS - Signed First Edition - 1976 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

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The Winthrop Covenant

by AUCHINCLOSS, Louis

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 246pp. Near fine/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear. Handsome and tight first edition of this multi-generational family saga that begins with the Massachusetts Bay Colony and follows up beyond the Civil War. Huge, bold Auchincloss signature in black ballpoint on an inner flyleaf. Kroch's & Brentano's "First Edition Circle" bookmark laid in.


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