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"I AM GOING AWAY FROM 'FREELANDS', AND FROM A DAILY COMPANIONSHIP WITH YOU"

STEPHENS, James. The Crock of Gold. London, 1912.

First edition of James Stephens’ masterpiece, inscribed to American Book Company President W.T.H. Howe's secretary: "To Edith Tranter: Dear Miss Tranter. Here am I going away from 'Freelands', and from a daily companionship with you which I am going sadly to miss. I shall remember you often; and, though you are surely the busiest person in the world, I hope you will remember me now and again when you have nothing better to do. Give, occasionally, my love to Larkspur: and when you & she turn your next fifty thousand miles break a flask of coca-cola on her bonnet in my name. Au revoir: James Stephens." $15,000.

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