Signed first edition of Sketches of Prominent Citizens of 1876 by John H.B. Nowland.
Quarto, 572pp. Original purple-gray cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. No additional printings listed. Toning and heavy wear to covers, notably along edges. Some splitting to gutter, still sound. Frontispiece protected by tissue guard. Signed on a front flyleaf by the author: “A Happy New Year to Mr + Mrs — May they live to enjoy many of them is the sincere desire of the Author / January 1st 1884 / JHBN.”