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Brine, Louie to Mrs. Wetherell, 35 Lafayette Place, NY, July 16, 1880

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This is a letter from Louie Brine to Warner. She was a 14 year-old girl who felt compelled to share her love for Warner's work. She explained the intimate connection she felt with Ellen and Alice and the important lessons she learned from the novel.

Front Cover Pastedown of Volume Two of the 1851 George P. Putnam First Edition

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This front cover pastedown of  1851 George P. Putnam's 1st edition, Vol. 1 of the Wide Wide World features an inscription by a former owner. It reads "1902."

Identifier: 74CIA_6

Front-Right End Paper of Volume Two of the 1851 George P. Putnam First Edition

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This is a blank front page for 1851 George Palmer Putnam's 1st Edition of the Wide Wide World.

Identifier: 74CIA_6

Title Page of Volume One of the 1851 George P. Putnam First Edition

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In the title page for George P. Putnam's first edition of the novel, the title is printed at the top quarter of the page followed by a period. The author's pseudonym Elizabeth Wetherell is printed in the page's middle. An inscription, taken from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "To a Child," appears between two decorative rules. George P. Putnam's address is listed as "New York: 155 Broadway." Though the novel was released in December 1850, the copyright date is listed as 1851 in this first edition.

Subjects: Title Page

Identifier: 74CIA_18

Copyright Page of Volume One of the 1851 George P. Putnam First Edition

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This front page for 1851 George Palmer Putnam 1st Edition, Vol 1. shows that this book was entered into the "Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New-York", in 1850.

Identifier: 74CIA_13

Page 1 of the Table of Contents of Volume One of the 1851 George P. Putnam First Edition

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This page 1 of "Contents of Chapters" for 1851 George Palmer Putnam's 1st Edition, Vol. 1 of the Wide Wide World denotes this as "Volume I." It then lists the chapters with roman numerals, the chapter's title and which page number each chapter starts on, connected to the title by a series of dots.

Identifier: 74CIA_15

Page 2 of the Table of Contents of Volume One of the 1851 George P. Putnam First Edition

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This 2nd page of "Contents" for the 1851 George Palmer Putnam's 1st Edition Vol. 1, of The Wide Wide World list the chapters with Roman numerals, the chapter's title and which page number each chapter starts on, connected to the title by a series of dots. This page contains the last 9 chapters.

Identifier: 74CIA_15

First Page of Text of Volume One of the 1851 George P. Putnam First Edition

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George Palmer Putnam used this first page of text in the 1st edition, Vol. 1 and included the epigraph:

"Enjoy the spring of love and youth,

   To some good angel leave the rest,

For time will teach thee soon the truth,

   'There are no birds in last year's nest.'

                                           LONGFELLOW."

Identifier: 74CIA_16

Back-Left End Paper of Volume One of the 1851 George P. Putnam First Edition

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This free end page in 1851 George Palmer Putnam 1st Edition, Vol. 1 shows the book's dark green cloth-covered binding with blind stamping.

Identifier: 74CIA_8