John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly.






Alluded to by james bright in the house of commons. with additional notes, an enlarged glossary and an illustration by george cruikshank. (the choicest humorous poetry of the age).

Item Description

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. 6.75 x 4.5 inches. xvi + 198 pp. + [2] pp. publisher's list. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, with blind stamped borders enclosing monogram on boards and small gilt block on spine. Binder's label of Bone and Son, 76, Fleet Street, London. A little wear to extremities and spotting of preliminaries, but otherwise a very good copy. 1860 inscription on verso of first free endpaper and extract from bookseller's catalogue on to it. Illustrated by engraved frontispiece. The first edition published in England of this satire written in the form of letters, and partly in verse, in early nineteenth century New England dialect. It was first published in the Boston Chronicle, 1846-48 and in book form in the US in the latter year. James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), abolitionist, poet, editor and later Professor at Harvard and US ambassador to Britain, was a member of the New England Fireside Poets group. The papers are antislavery and also oppose war in general and the US-Mexican War of 1846-48 in particular.

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