mid 19th century. Hardcover. A sammelband of contemporary essays and poetry bound together in one volume, by Henry W. Eastman, a Hempstead Long Island lawyer and avid bibliophile.
Noteworthy content includes:
Thackeray's 'Sketches in Ireland', a noted travel work and early success, which includes 45 sketches written during the author's travels throughout Ireland. It describes the poverty of the people just prior to the potato famine, the Catholic/Protestant divide, a humorous survey of Irish hotels and the famous poem, "Peg of Limavaddy", written to a beautiful young barmaid. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson, nd. 172pp, in text illustrations. OCLC 16939627 records 7 copies. Damp stain at pamphlet's early pages only.
Charles Dickens "American Notes for General Circulation" NY, Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff St., 1842. 230pp, and follows on with "Dickens's American Notes for General Circulation by Q.Q.Q." 15pp; "Change for the American Notes: in Letters from London to New York by an American Lady", (Henry Wood). 88pp, missing top half of contents page.
'The Iris', March 1848, Volume I Number One, a journal "devoted to Science, Literature and the Arts". Includes the Quidnunc Club, Circulation of the Blood, Etherization Superseded: Chloroformization, Tradition of Virginia; Monthly Gossip, and Magnet Cove of Arkansas. PP 2- 24. OCLC: 8062379 records 6 copies.
'Prattsville: An American Poem", by William Ross Wallace. Wallace was an American poet noted for penning "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the Hand That Rules the World". New York: John F. Birch, 1852. 15pp. OCLC 4741973 locates only 4 copies.
Three quarter black leather and brown buckram. Corners rubbed, spine split along front board but holding. Internally, scattered fox spotting. Eastman's personal table of contents in manuscript ink laid down at the front paste down, and his book plate. Good + condition. Item #25021