DEEPHAVEN. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii]  2-305 [306: blank], illustrations by Charles and Marcia Woodbury, title page printed in red and black, original decorated two-part white and gray-green cloth, front panel stamped in silver, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, t.e.g., maroon coated endpapers. First edition, second printing with "green" correctly spelled on page 167, line 5. The "Holiday Edition" of the author's first book. "DEEPHAVEN, published in 1877, is more a series of connected sketches than a true novel. These sketches had begun to appear four years earlier in THE ATLANTIC, and William Dean Howells encouraged their eventual appearance in something of novel form. The chapters entitled 'The Captains' and 'Cunner-Fishing' stand on their own as a short story and novella respectively ... Captain Lant of 'The Captains' and Captain Sands of 'Cunner-Fishing' both believe in telepathy and have adventures to relate proving the existence of such mysterious communication" (Salmonson). BAL 10904. See Wright (III) 2975. Early gift inscription on front flyleaf. Light wear to cloth at spine ends, hint of rubbing to corner tips, white cloth a bit dusty, spine panel a bit tanned and dusty, a very good. (#156243).
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