Item #2023-P294 The Merchant's Clerk and Other Tales. Samuel L. L. D. Warren.
The Merchant's Clerk and Other Tales

The Merchant's Clerk and Other Tales

New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First American edition of a collection of stories from the author of the popular "Passages from the Diary of a Late Physician," prepared for American audiences eager for the author's material. From the glowing advertisement: "The subscribers have great pleasure in offering to the public a new volume of tales by the celebrated, although until recently unknown author of those masterly productions, the "Passages from the Diary of a late Physician." From his long silence it was feared that his store of material was exhausted -- that he would no more appear to charm or sadden the world of readers at his will. The advent of a new story with that well-known phrase at its beginning, "From the Diary of a late Physician," in a recent number of Blackwood, was a signal for eager impatience and for great delight -- the latter marred only by the unwelcome discovery that the tale was left unfinished in that number, and that a month at least must elapse before the exciting narrative could be resumed. The subscribers are happy in being enabled to supply the want, having received the remainder of the story from the author himself, through the agency of a friend in Europe." Original cloth boards with paper label, minor fading and discoloration to spine and edges of covers. Foxing to prelims and endpapers, previous owner's name on flyleaf, 366pp and 8 page publisher's advertisements of "Interesting Works published by Harper & Brothers, New-York" Very Good. Item #2023-P294

Price: $85.00

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