Lot 255 of 377:
American authors written by American authors  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$36
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$10 - $100

Title:
Homes of American Authors; Comprising Anecdotical, Personal and Descriptive Sketches by Various Writers
Author:
Briggs, Charles Frederick, editor
Place:
New York
Publisher:
G. P. Putnam
Date:
1853
Description:

Frontis, engraved title page, 18 steel engravings, 15 woodcut vignettes, and 16 manuscript facsimiles. 8vo, original gilt decorated black half morocco, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering. First Edition.

The first book of its kind on American authors, and additionally interesting because it was written by prominent American authors. George William Curtis, William Cullen Bryant, Rufus Griswold, Caroline M. Kirkland,George Hillard, H. T. Tuckerman and Parke Godwin write about Cooper, Emerson, Hawthorne, Simms, Kennedy, Irving, etc.  Fitz-Greene Halleck was miffed at not being included, and the expanded second edition in 1854 made amends with a chapter dedicated to the poet.

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Condition:
Edges rubbed; edges of the paper browned; very good.
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Item number:
300061
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