Titre : WENSLEY: A STORY WITHOUT A MORAL
Éditeur : Ticknor and Fields, Boston
Date d'édition : 1854
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-2] 1-302 + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "May, 1854" inserted at rear, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated blue cloth, front and rear panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow endpapers. First edition. The author's only novel. Edmund Quincy (1808-1877), reformer and author, born in Boston, son of Josiah Quincy, ardent abolitionist, editor of the ABOLITIONIST from 1839 to 1856. "Apart from his activities as an abolitionist, Quincy was also well known among literary people as a writer of fiction and biography. His WENSLEY: A STORY WITHOUT A MORAL (1854; reprinted in WENSLEY, AND OTHER STORIES, 1885), a sympathetic study of early American society, reveals a cultivated mind, a genial humor, and a graceful style, and was called by Whittier 'the most readable book of the kind since Hawthorne's BLITHEDALE ROMANCE.' In THE HAUNTED ADJUTANT, AND OTHER STORIES (1885) are collected some of his best short stories" - DAB. Wright (II) 1989. Small private owner's book label affixed to front paste-down. Slight spine lean, cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, endpapers a bit foxed, a very good copy. (#110276). N° de réf. du libraire 110276
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