Lot #26
Benjamin Harrison

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Estimate: $1000+


Signed book: The Seventieth Indiana. Extremely rare, little-known signed edition. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1900. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 372 pages. Signed on the frontispiece in ink, “Benj. Harrison.” Autographic condition: very good to fine, with an inch-long tear to the bottom edge, and clear tape along the right edge of the signed page, holding it in place. Book condition: VG-/None, with splitting to spine cloth, tape to gutters in the front, corners bumped and worn, and the gilt-stamped title off-center. The first edition, first printing of The Seventieth Indiana bears a printed facsimile signature on the frontispiece, while this special edition was left blank and authentically signed by Harrison; he only signed about a hundred of these volumes in the year before he died. The special signed edition is also differentiated by the gilt upper textblock edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020

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