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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