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The Croakers published by the Bradford Club 1/150  

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The Croakers
Drake, Joseph Rodman and Fitz Greene Halleck
John B. Moreau for the Bradford Club

viii, 191 pp. With 2 portrait frontispieces.  (4to) 26x18 cm (10x7"), 19th century three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine with gilt decorations and lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. No. 96 of 150 copies printed for subscribers. First Complete Edition.

Includes seven poems by Drake and nine by Halleck which appear here for the first time. Handsomely bound new edition of a rare pamphlet of American verse first published in 1819 by two prominent Knickerbockers authors. 

Bookplate of Charles Walker Andrews on the front paste-down. The Bradford Club held its inaugural meeting in New York City on October 24, 1859, for the purpose of publishing informative volumes on topics related to American history. The club met periodically and published 8 books, each printed in a limited quantity and distributed among members and the club's subscribers. The Bradford Club dissolved on November 10, 1867.

Lot Amendments
Some rubbing to joints and extremities; light toning to interior; about near fine.
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