The Story of Cecil and His Dog; or The Reward of Virtue.

New York: James Miller, 1863. Early American edition (first published the previous year, translated from the French). 12mo. 290, (12, publisher's ads printing title pages of similar books) pp. Illustrated from wood engravings, frontispiece, extra-engraved title-page, five plates, in-text and title page vignettes. Inscribed on a front endpaper "Theodore Gordon / from his Aunt Louisa / December 1862"; with the book label of Walton bibliographer Bernard S. Horne on another endpaper. Louisa, the sister of the eight-year-old Gordon's deceased father, had been living with her husband of more than a decade, John Peck, in West Haverstraw, N.Y., at the time of the inscription. Material dealing with the early years of Gordon's life is quite scarce. Still a good solid copy with a wonderful provenance. Original gilt-stamped decorated blue cloth (very rubbed, spine dull, spine ends chipped, cocked, old marginal tideline to the first 15 leaves). (8873). Item #61816

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