Publisher: Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 11040; Wright II, 1569; American Imprints 13241.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; some light stains and foxing; very good copy, enclosed in a green cloth slipcase. Uncommon.
Book ID: 27195
Description2 vols, 12mo, recent purple cloth spines and black leather labels, original boards, gilt lettering. One page of publisher's advertisements preceding the title-page in volume one.
Comments¶ The first book by John Pendleton Kennedy (1795-1870), a series of Irvingesque sketches about Virginia plantation life, and one of the finest works of fiction of its kind. Prior to Swallow Barn Kennedy had published several pamphlets.