[Eugene Field].  The Eloping Angels

Watson, William. The Eloping Angels. New York: MacMillan & Co., 1893. First Edition. Very good with light wear to the covers, which remain bright.


Bears the signature and bookplate of Eugene Field. However, as with many books bearing Field's signature, same could be that of Eugene Field's son, Eugene Field Jr., who worked with accomplice Harry Dayton Sickles. Field Jr. specialized in "enlarging" his father's library, adding provenance by forging his father's signature. Field Jr. was never charged, and his forgeries are now collectible in their own right.



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