Eben Holden. A Tale of the North Country
Boston: Lothrop, . From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Illustrated by F. C. Yohn. Original red gilt-stamped cloth, top edges gilt; with original glassine under a fine pictorial dust jacket with portrait of Eben Holden in black and white, printed in black, white, and red; in a red half-morocco slipcase. Item #409294
First edition, first state of text and binding. The jacket, which has blurbs by William Dean Howells and others, has very minor wear at ends of spine and a fore-corner. A very fine copy, and perhaps unique in the jacket.
'Eben Holden' "is a story of life in the Adirondacks before and after the Civil War, centering around a faithful rural servant" (Hanna, pp. 19-20). Merle Johnson, p. 37; Wright 196. (BA).