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Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 – May 5, 1902) 

American short story writer and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: 1. Spine detail from The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches. By Bret Harte. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874.  2. Frontispiece from The Poetical Works of Bret Harte. Household Edition. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. The Riverside Press Cambridge. 1912.