Jeremiah How, 1844, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated
JONATHAN SLICK (pseudonym). High Life in New York in 2 volumes, London: Jeremiah How, 1844. Octavo, priority unknown, pp. xi, 259; vii, 264, gray cloth boards with gilt lettering stamped to spines, top edges gilt, a modern binding with added endpapers. Story takes the form of a series of letters home from a hick in the city to his father. The author's actual identity was Ann Sophia Stephens, whose name a former owner wrote on the title pages here. She was a New York magazine editor credited with inventing the dime novel. The Slick pseudonym was first used by Seba Smith. See The Feminist Companion to Literature (Yale), pp. 1029-30. Condition of this book: Near fine. A few marks on covers, spines lightly sunned. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54564.