THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH. THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH.
THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH
THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH

THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH

Rudd & Carleton, 1858. Item #17021

ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey. THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH. NY: Rudd & Carleton, 1858. Sm. 8vo., embossed green cloth. First Edition, first state, with no terminal advertisements and without the English translation for a line of Arabic appearing on p. <14>. [BAL 251]. Signed presentation from Aldrich, to contemporary fellow-poet William Winter, on the front endpaper: "William Winter/ With the "'True Love'" of/ T.B. Aldrich." Also, with Winters' personal bookplate on the front pastedown and with his ownership signature on the verso of the front endpaper. Winter also has made a few pencil marks in the outer margins of a few pages. An early association copy between two well-known writers- both just beginning their literary careers. Aldrich also makes mention of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Thousand-And-Second Tale of Scheherazade" in his Preface: "To this same Arabic Wonder-Book [Tellmenow Isitsoornot] is Mr. Poe greatly indebted for his Thousand and Second Tale." Very Good (little foxing to text & some minor fade to cloth). $450.00.

Price: $450.00

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