Lot 53CRANE, STEPHEN
The Black Riders and Other Lines. Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. First edition, the deluxe issue, one of 50 copies printed in green on Japan vellum. Original boards with paper spine label, housed in a morocco backed slipcase. 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches; 76 pp. The spine darkened and the label a trifle rubbed, light thumbsoiling to the boards, fine internally, the John Quinn copy with his bookplate.
The first edition of Stephen Crane's eluxive second book, here in the limited issue of 50 copies on Japan vellum (the trade edition being only 500 copies). We trace two copies at auction in the past 20 years. This copy was owned by the renowned collector John Quinn and was sold in his sale at Anderson Galleries, New York, November 1923, lot 2085.
C The Julius and Theodore Cohn Library
Sold for $1,890
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