Item #15362 THREE PARTNERS. Or The Big Strike on Heavy Tree Hill. [inscribed]. Bret Harte.
THREE PARTNERS. Or The Big Strike on Heavy Tree Hill. [inscribed]

THREE PARTNERS. Or The Big Strike on Heavy Tree Hill. [inscribed]

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1897. Original terra-cotta cloth stamped in black and gilt.

First American Edition (which according to Blanck was probably published simultaneously with the London one). This is a tale of intrigue and treachery involving gold miners working an old claim: almost twenty years after Harte left America (and his wife and children) for England, here he is still trying to work old claims himself -- tales of the Pioneer West. Near-fine condition (spine slightly faded, a touch of rubbing at the corners). Blanck 7385.

This copy is inscribed by Harte on the front flyleaf, "Miss Chappell | from | Bret Harte | 1897". "Miss Chappell," daughter of the music historian William Chappell (1809-1888, partner in the musical firm Chappell & Co.), was a frequent correspondent and occasional luncheon guest of Bret Harte; some of his letters to her were published in the "Later Days, Later Friends" section of T.E. Pemberton's biography of Harte that was published the year after Harte's 1902 death. Item #15362

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