The Harcourts: Illustrating the benefit of retrenchment and reform, by a Lady. Part III. Stories from real life,

New York; Boston: S. Colman; Weeks, Jordan & Co. 1837.

Duodecimo (16 x 10 cm.), 144 pages. Evident FIRST EDITION. A lengthy scolding on the dangers of "keeping up appearances", third in the series, Stories from Real Life, Designed to teach true independence and domestic economy. Lacking front and rear free endpapers. Foxed throughout; leaf with pages 7-8, with a closed tear. In rubbed and faded, original pebbled black cloth, gilt-titled on the front board. Good, but presentable. [OCLC locates three copies of the first edition (and thirteen copies of all other printings); Checklist American Imprints 45147; Wright. American Fiction I (2nd) 1620].

Price: $60.00