Publisher: New York: Adlard & Saunders, 1838.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 14355; American Imprints 51776.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; fine copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.
Book ID: 27522
Description8vo, original blind- and gilt-stamped blue cloth, gilt lettering.
Comments¶ The first book by George Pope Morris (1802-1864), the influential Knickerbocker literary figure, which includes his famous poem “The Oak,” the first line of which is “Woodman, spare that tree!” See Merle Johnson, You Know These Lines, pages 120-121. Morris was the founder and editor of the New York Mirror, a literary magazine that published the works of Bryant, Willis, Paulding, Fay (to whom this book is dedicated) and Halleck. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to distinguished American, President Martin Van Buren: "His Excellency / Martin Van Buren / President of the United States of America / with the kindest regards / and most respectful compliments / of the Author / New York Mirror Office / March 28, 1838." From the library of Estelle Doheny, Part V, in the Doheny Sale Catalogue, lot 2137.