Book ID: 23788 Authorship, a Tale. By a New Englander Over-Sea. JOHN NEAL.

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Authorship, a Tale. By a New Englander Over-Sea.

Place and Imprint: Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1830.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 14874; Wright I, 1943; American Imprints 2696.
Condition: Cloth somewhat worn and faded; some light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 23788

Physical Description

12mo, original purple muslin spine, tan boards, printed paper label, untrimmed.


An unusual novel based on Neal’s experiences in England, where he lived and worked as a writer between 1824 and 1827. Always a vocal partisan for American language and ways, the story relies heavily on dialogue and the contrasts between the two cultures. Contemporary ink signature of J. D. Harman on the title-page.

Price: $850.00

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