First American edition of Shirley
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First American edition of Shirley published by Harper & Brothers expensively in paper wrappers for only 37 1/2 cents per copy. The wrappers were relatively fragile and needed to be repaired on this copy. Harpers was one of the first American publishers of fiction to print all their books on printing machines. This we know from the book on their book manufacturing facilities that Harpers issued in 1855.
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