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    Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend #nn (Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1905) Condition: GD/VG. "Very Rare" says Overstreet, adding "Five copies known to exist." The only previous specimen we had ever offered (a heavily restored VG) sold for $4,481 two years ago. This copy has initials and a date (Dec. 25, 1909) written in pen on the inside front cover. There are a couple of unobtrusive water stains through the whole interior. There is some rust migration at the staples (unlike some books with these defects, this one has no unpleasant smell). There are spine splits at the top and bottom. Still, who is to say if a better copy exists? And the work of artist Winsor McCay, on display here, needs no introduction. As a bonus, this lot includes some tear sheets of "Rarebit Fiend" strips from the long-defunct New York Evening Telegram. Overstreet 2009 GD 2.0 value = $750; FN value = $2,500.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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