Place and Imprint: New York: D. Appleton, 1853.
Edition: First edition, second printing.
Condition: Spine a bit faded; some minor foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 15353
Physical Description8vo, original gilt decorated blue cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis, engraved title and two plates.
CommentsThe first book by Lewis Gaylord Clark (1808-1873), a collection of Irvingesque essays and gossip that originally appeared in the Knickerbocker Magazine's "The Editor's Table" column, a precursor to the Talk of the Town in the New Yorker. At the time Clark was the editor of the Knickerbocker and friends of many in the New York literary scene, as evidenced by this association copy: Inscribed on the front free endpaper “For Charles Astor Bristed, Esq. / With the Warm Regards of / His Friend / L. Gaylord Clark. / New York / April 25, ’53.” Bristed was also a regular contributor to the Knickerbocker.