The Boston Book. Being Specimens of Metropolitan Literature.

Publisher: Boston: Light & Stearns, 1837.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 498 (Allston) & 3135 (Child), etc; Thompson, American Literary Annuals, page 112; Faxon, Literary Annuals, 79.
Condition: Cloth skillfully repaired at the hinges and corner; fine copy.
Book ID: 27281


8vo, original blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering. Engraved title-page.


Though not as long-lived as a few of the other literary annuals (there were only four issues, 1836, ’37, ’41 & ’50), The Boston Book was nonetheless one of the most distinguished: Among the original contributions to this issue are ones by Washington Allston, O.W. Holmes, Lydia Maria Child, N.P. Willis, John Neal, H.T. Tuckerman and J.G. Whittier, et al. Ink signature of A. Farmsworth, 27 Oct. 1836, on the front free endpaper.

Price: $275.00

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