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IRVING, Washington (1783--1859)
[Sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon. 1834]
The sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq. A new edition. In two volumes. ...
London: John Murray, 1834.
2 vols ; 15.3 cm (8º)
I: vi, [2], 298 p., steel-engr. frontis.
II: [4], 316 p., steel-engr. frontis.

Forms nos. XXXIX, XL of Murray's (later Tegg's) 'Family Library'. First published in New York, 1819--20; first London edition, 1820. With 'Advertisement' to first edition, dated February 1820, serving as a preface. Plates protected by tissue guards. A work of travel fiction interspersed with stories, including some of Irving's best-known tales.

Copy Notes Publisher's advertisement for 'Literary Presents Consisting Of Standard Works, ...' dated January 1834 (q.v.) tipped onto front free-endpaper of vol. I.

Binding Publisher's grey cloth with title printed on upper cover: 'The Family Library. No. ... The Sketch Book Of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Two vols. ... Price Five Shillings'; and list of titles on lower cover; spine with printed series title 'The Sketch Book. Vol. ... Family Library. No. ...'

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