TICKET NO. "9672." Translated from the French by Laura E. Kendall. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [3-5] 6-161 ;  146-192  112-155 [156-158: ads], original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in black, white and light brown, spine panel stamped in black and gold, pictorial endpapers. First U.S hardcover edition. UN BILLET DE LOTERIE (1886) was first published in English in 1886 by George Munro of New York in two paperbound volumes as part of his "Seaside Library," the first volume was published by July 1886, and the second by December 1886. In August 1886 Sampson Low published the first British edition as THE LOTTERY TICKET. The plates of Munro's books were acquired by Donohue of Chicago who published this hardcover edition. Though mentioning only "Ticket No. 9672" on the binding and title page, the book also includes parts of "Seaside Library" books by other authors, including a selection of stories by Poe. Taves & Michaluk V031. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, gold stamping on spine panel quite tarnished, private owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper, small bookstore price sticker affixed to verso of front free endpaper, a good copy of an uncommon book. (#139637).
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