Publisher: Philadelphia: Merrihew & Thompson, Printers, 1857.
Edition: First edition, one of 99 copies printed, according to the statement on the title-page.
Bibliographical References: Wright II, 794, which notes that the number "of each copy is printed at head of title." This copy has only "No." at the head of the title, without a number.
Condition: Spine somewhat worn at the edges; very good copy.
Book ID: 27996
Description8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering.
CommentsA scarce collection of short stories and essays by William Duane (1808-1882), a Philadelphia journalist and probably a member of the prominent Duane family. The nine pieces are reprinted from the Southern Literary Messenger, the Philadelphia Monthly Magazine, the Princeton Magazine, and elsewhere, and include an account of an "African Fancy Ball," and stories "Erostratus" and "Passages from the Papers of the Late George Lepner."