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History Of Maine:. Illustrated [Salesman's Dummy - Holographic Subscribers List].

Portland, ME: E.E. Knowles & Co., 1892. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. Subscribers include (written and signed in their own hands): John B. Brown; James M. Thompson; William Henry Clifford; Nathan Webb; James Eastman; and many others. It is, quite literally, a who's who of Portland, Me. at the turn of the century (there are approx. 168 subscribers included). Salesman's dummies are typically found blank, as those that remain in circulation are typically those of unsuccessful sellers. Completed dummies are much more uncommon, as they would be returned to the publisher and, after the subscribers were recorded, the dummies were destroyed. This copy has every single subscriber line completed (along with their choice of the $3.50 cloth or $4.50 leather binding and whether they had "Paid"). A truly exceptional copy and a unique collection of the hands of Portland notables. Very Good [Textblock Near Fine]. No DJ as Issued. Light shelf/edge wear (tips through), minor toning at text block edges, crease at rfep, all seven pages of subscribers filled, else tight, bright and unmarred. Dark olive beveled cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, black ink decorative elements, leather and cloth spine samples tipped in at front pastedown, frontispiece. 8vo. Not sequentially paginated. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #5023

Price: $750.00

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