Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists. A Medley, by Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. WASHINGTON IRVING.

Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists. A Medley, by Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Publisher: New York: Printed by C. S. Van Winkle, 1822.
Edition: First American edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 10109; Langfeld & Kleinfield, pages 23-24; Wright I, 1380.
Condition: Boards somewhat worn and chipped, but overall a very nice copy in the original (if somewhat sophisticated) state, enclosed in chemises and a quarter morocco slipcase.
Book ID: 22620


2 vols, 8vo in fours, original drab boards, printed paper labels, untrimmed.


¶ A continuation of Irving’s genial stories, articles and impressions gathered from his European travels, which began with The Sketch Book. Priority between the American and English issues is not known, but the American edition is the scarcer of the two and rarely found in decent condition, much less in original boards as here. ¶ Bookplates of Horace Joseph, Carroll Atwood Wilson and Clifton Waller Barrett on the front paste-downs and front free endpaper. Duplicate withdrawn from the University of Virginia. Laid into volume one is a typed note: “This copy, although it appears to be in better condition that the Chamberlain copy, is actually a sophisticated copy. The back cover of vol. 1 is supplied and the other covers have been very skillfully repaired and re-attached.” This appears to have been supplied by Swann Galleries. This copy was lot number 398 in the Barrett Duplicates sale of 1974.

Price: $2,750.00