A Ward of the Golden Gate by Bret Harte (1890) first edition book

$24.99

Bret Harte - A Ward of the Golden Gate

London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. First English edition, first printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth binding with pictorial decoration. 302 pp. Poor condition. Ex-library copy with stamp on front endpaper. Incipient separation at hinges. Extensive scuffing and surface excoriation of covers; scuffing, discoloration to endpapers and textblock edges. Look, this book isn't very "nice"--so if that's your thing, then yeah. But if you like books that are rugged, books that may have been used to fend off a knife attack, or books that look like Charles Bronson's face, then you know what to do.

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