A Very Good copy of the scarce true first American edition of this G. A. Henty Tale with all the points required for the true first American edition (wear to the spine ends with some loss, rubbing through at the corners, small closed tear to the right margin of leaf 19/20 of the Catalogue, prior owner's presentation to the half-title.) In his Preface to "By Pike and Dyke", Henty promised his readers that he would in the future publish a tale dealing with later portion of the War of Independence in Holland, the first portion of that War having been the subject of "By Pike and Dyke". "By England's Aid" is that promised volume. While copies of the first UK edition of the novel are readily available, copies of the true first American edition are quite scarce to the market, only 1,000 copies thereof having been published. In 1857, during the era where American publishers simply pirated popular English fiction for publication in America, Charles Scribner and George Welford founded Scribner & Welford with the purpose of developing mutually beneficial relationships with British publishers. Per agreement with Scribner & Welford, British Publisher Blackie printed Scribner & Welford editions of all Blackie's G. A. Henty titles it issued in England between 1886 and 1890. [The UK first edition of "By England's Aid" is dated 1891, but was issued in 1890.] As required for this title, the title page's verso contains the Note not present in the UK edition and has the appropriate catalogue to the rear. A Very Good copy of the SCARCE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. QUITE SCARCE INDEED. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: By England's Aid or The Freeing of the ...
Publisher: Scribner and Welford 
Publication Date: 1890
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First American edition.
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