Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904-1922.
Autograph edition, no. 266 of 750 copies, signed by the author and publisher, with EACH VOLUME SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Frontispiece portraits and numerous illustrations, all in two states, colored and uncolored. Vols. 1-18 each with 1 real photo by Herbert W. Gleason, Clifton Johnson, or Charles S. Olcott, and with drawings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. 24 vols. 8vo. THE ULTIMATE SET. WITH MANUSCRIPT. Bound in full green crushed morocco, t.e.g., with doublures with the coat of arms of Anna W.S. Keator and motto NIHIL SINE LABORE, brown moire silk endpapers, by the Riverside Press Bindery. Volumes 20-23 spines faded to brown, else very fine. BAL vol. I, p. 446. Item #310634
Complete in 23 volumes with an extra volume 19 with inlaid manuscripts for "The Hungry Sheep," c. 24 pages in pencil, 8 typed and corrected pages, 8 pencil pages, and one final typewritten partial page.
Reading in part: "Prof. Phelps of Yale, contributed a brief and very readable article to the Nov. Century magazine entitled 'The Hungry Sheep' in which he derived the reasons of the many empty pews in our churches today..."
Volume 1 contains an Autograph Letter Signed from Burroughs to the owner of this set, Mrs. Anna Walter SweatmanKeator (a lawyer), promising to visit if the day is fair.
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