Eveleigh Nash, 1903. Item #740
HARTE, Bret. TRENT'S TRUST AND OTHER STORIES. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1903. 8vo., decorative black cloth. First English Edition, precedes the American edition. [BAL 7403]. With an autograph poem and sentiment by Madame Van de Velde, Harte's close friend and patron. Madame Van de Velde had buried Harte's ashes just one year earlier (he died May 5, 1902) and she writes on the front endpaper: "Madame Van de Velde, May 2, 1903. Twelve months later. Too Late." She has also written a four-line poem on a subsequent blank page: "A Life well led/ This truth commends/ With quick or deed/ It never ends." A nice signed association copy. Good (small chip head of spine, tear cloth on edge of spine). $150.00.