Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1834.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wright I, 2276; Sabin 76442; American Imprints 26627.
Condition: Cloth faded and a little worn; some foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 28242
Description2 vols, 4to, original tan linen and printed paper labels. Frontis portrait.
CommentsThe selected writings of prominent member of the New York literati during the Knickerbocker era, Robert C. Sands (1799-1832), who, among other things, founded the Atlantic Magazine and edited the New York Review with William Cullen Bryant. Included here are his main works of fiction, an interesting essay on American literature, selection of his verse and a brief biography of Sands by another member of the Knickerbocker scene, Gulian Crommelin Verplanck (1786-1870). This copy is additionally an interesting association copy; from the library of American author and journalist James Lawson (1799-1800), friend and collaborator with many New York writers of the period. Lawson's signature on the front free endpaper. Laid in is a clipping of an obituary of Sands by Lawson from the New York Mercantile Advertiser, in which Lawson writes that Sands' genius had enriched the intellectual reputation of the country.