Wolfert's Roost And Other Papers, Now First Collected

New York: G.P. Putnam, 1855. First American Edition. BAL 10188; first printing. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To Miss Charlotte I. [Irving] Grinnell/ from her affectionate uncle/ Washington Irving/ Sunnyside March 26th 1855.” Front hinge mended, but fragile; very good. There are four binding variants described by the B.A.L.; no sequence is suggested or assumed, but the present copy conforms to none of these. Perhaps this binding, in green cloth with a gilt vignette illustration on the front board, was provided on copies for the author’s use; this one was inscribed a few weeks after its publication in February. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. While ms. pages, clipped signatures, and letters of Irving turn up regularly, inscribed copies of his works are rare.

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