Order Nr. 3557 MEN, WOMEN, AND BOOKS; A SELECTION OF SKETCHES, ESSAYS, AND CRITICAL MEMOIRS. Leigh Hunt.

MEN, WOMEN, AND BOOKS; A SELECTION OF SKETCHES, ESSAYS, AND CRITICAL MEMOIRS.

Two volumes.

  • New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1847.
  • 8vo.
  • publisher's textured cloth, covers blind-stamped, spines with gilt-stamped title, marbled pastedowns and endpapers
  • xi,324; ix,358 pages.

Price: $30.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 3557

First U.S. edition. (Brewer p.221; NSTC 2H37392). Bindings slightly cocked, cloth rubbed and discolored. Ex-social club library: paper shelving labels at spine heads, 19th-century bookplates, title-pages pressure-stamped. Vol. II lacking front free endpaper. Intermittent spotting and staining.

Entertaining essays on literature, history, and culture, many written to great comic effect.

Provenance: Front pastedown with bookseller's label of Daniels & Smith's "Cheap Book Store" of Philadelphia. From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.