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Detailed Information for Seller's item number: TB24498
Salmagundi: Or, the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. and Others
Author: Irving, Washington
Publisher: G. P. Putnam New York 1859

Reprint of 1859 A 12mo measuring 7" by 5" in very good- condition in the publisher's original pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The end sheets are light yellow paper and there is what may be a dampness stain to the first 84 pages of the text to only the lower fore corner of the pages in the area of the margin, none of which impacts on the text. "This volume apparently follows the text of the second American edition." (Langfield/Blackburn p. 10) or perhaps a reprint of the Paris 1824 edition (BAL, 10243) 243 pages of text followed by a single page of notes and four pages of ads for other works by Irving. (Williams/Edge A Bibliography of the Writings of Washington Irving A Check List, p. 100) Salmagundi (which has a meaning comparable to "suckatash" or "miscellany") was originally issued in New York in twenty separate parts over a one year period from January, 1807 to January 1808. (pamphlets in tan paper wraps). The text of Salmagundi was co-authored by Washington Irving with his brother William and James Kirke Paulding. The idea for it was initially conceived by Washington Irving and Paulding as a vehicle to poke fun at the culture and society of the New York City. None of the twenty parts gave any title page credit to either of the Irving brothers. Washington Irving preferred it so as this gave him the opportunity to write in differing styles or "voices". His contributions to Salmagundi however can be found above the names of "Will Wizard, Esq." and "Anthony Evergreen, Gent." Due to the immediate popularity of the series the publisher bound all 20 parts into a two volume book form creating the second edition in 1814. It was in these issues of Salmagundi that Irving and Paulding made the first connection with the name "Gotham" and the City of New York. (Jones: Washington Irving An American Original)Our code number = TB24498

Price: US$40.00. Quantity available: 1.
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Seller and Location:
   Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB
132 Hemlock Drive
Deep River, Connecticut
06417 United States
Phone: (860) 526-3896, Fax: (860) 526-3947
Website: http://www.townsendbooks.com
Email: john@townsendbooks.com

Seller's item number:
TB24498

Seller's Terms of Sale:
We protect the dust jackets for all of our books in Demco book jacket protectors. All books are bubble wrapped and boxed for safe shipment.Shipping charges For Priority delivery within the US are $7.00 for the first book in an order and $3.50 for any additional books. Book Rate (Media Mail) shipments are $3.00 for the first book and $2.00 for each subsequent book in an order.For deliveries to Canada or overseas please contact us. Payment is to be made in advance of shipment. We accept cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.Return Policy We sell all of our books on an "approval basis" such that if you receive a book from us and you are not satisfied with it, or believe it is not as we described it, you may return it to us for a full refund. We do ask however that you call us first before returning it so that we can provide you with some suggestions for returning the book to us.

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