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16616  The Man Without A Country  Autographed inscribed
hardcover book by Edward Everett Hale.  This short story was
first published in The Atlantic in December 1863. It is the story
of American Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his
country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced
to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of
news about the United States. Though the story is set in the
early 19th century, it is an allegory about the upheaval of the
American Civil War and was meant to promote the Union
cause.  The inscription in period ink is on the flyleaf and reads
“Brayton Nichols  Remember, my dear boy that you have a
Country.  Be ready to die for her – and until then be sure
always to live for her   Edward E. Hale Oct 16, 1907. "  $250