Item #2953 [Philosopher Press] A Strange Experiment. Laura Cooke Barker.

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[Philosopher Press] A Strange Experiment

Wausau: Van Vechten & Ellis, The Philosopher Press, 1897.

First edition. 12mo. Illustrated card wrappers. Exceedingly scarce true first title of the Philosopher Press, NOT IN RANSOM. Art Nouveau-style cover design by Gardner C. Teall. Importantly inscribed on first page by co-publisher Ellis to the owner of the book, famed collector Joseph Manuel Andreini (whose bookplate appears facing page): "Here, for Mr. J. M. Andreini, with the compliments of Van Vechten & Ellis, is a copy of the first book ever made at the Philosopher Press."

Price: $1,250.00   Item #2953

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