Publisher: New York: Carleton, 1866.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wright II, 2667.
Condition: Some slight rubbing at the corners; fine copy.
Book ID: 22707
Description12mo, original brown cloth, gilt lettering. 12 illustrations in the text.
Comments¶ The first book by Charles Henry Webb (1834-1905), the much traveled writer and publisher who is best known as the editor and publisher of Clemens’ The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Webb was a skilled humorist in his own right, as demonstrated by this parody of Charles Reade's Griffith Gaunt, or Jealousy, a romance published earlier the same year which caused quite a scandal over its alleged salacious plot.