Place and Imprint: New York: Derby & Jackson; Cincinnati: H. W. Derby, 1857.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 249; Wright II, 35.
Condition: Cloth a little worn and soiled; very good copy.
Book ID: 4072
Physical Description8vo, original blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt lettering. 14 page of publisher's terminal advertisements.
Comments¶ The second book by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907), a novel about the mystery behind a stolen necklace and the life of a struggling writer in New York. There are numerous references to other writers of the Knickerbocker era, and an amusing scene in which the aspiring writer is in the office of a prominent New York publisher and pleads the case for the publication of his manuscript, to no avail.