Signed Limited Edition of the Complete Writings of Bret Harte; Additionally signed by Frederic Remington and Other Artists
The Writings of Bret Harte: Autograph Edition.
Harte, Bret; Illustrated by Frederic Remington; M.J. Burns; T. de Thulstrup; Orson Lowell; Malcolm Fraser and Others.$4,500.00
Item Number: 2295
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1896-1914.
One of 350 numbered sets signed and dated by Bret Harte; this being number 296. Additionally signed by the artists in 12 volumes at their frontispieces’, including Frederic Remington, M.J. Burns, T. de Thulstrup, Orson Lowell, Malcolm Fraser, Arthur I. Keller, Thomas Fogarty, Seymour M. Stone, J. Henry and Frederick McCormick. Octavo, 21 volumes, publisher’s three quarters red morocco over marbled boards; top edges gilt; raised bands; gilt titles to the spine with decoration. In excellent near fine condition showing only light shelfwear.
Bret Harte was an American author and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. In a career spanning more than four decades, he wrote poetry, fiction, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches in addition to fiction. As he moved from California to the eastern U.S. to Europe, he incorporated new subjects and characters into his stories, but his Gold Rush tales have been most often reprinted, adapted, and admired.