Cincinnati OH: E Mendenhall, 1854.
First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #13309
Missing final page of advertising catalog and rear free endpaper, dampstained throughout - not affecting legibility, foxing, spine edge chipping, edgeworn, 1861 owner's signature, otherwise light wear. Mendenhall Map Establishment slip tipped in. Solid hardcover. ; "Images of the new urban Gothic abound in Lippard's Fiction. Lippard transforms the medieval monks of the Gothic novel into modern monks - wealthy or aristocratic Philadelphians and New Yorkers outwardly moral but secretly devoted to sensualism and vice." - David S Reynolds, George Lippard; Twayne 1983 - Frederick S Frank; Guide to the Gothic II: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1983-1993; 0980. Jacob Blanck; Bibliography of American Literature; BAL 11796. Lyle H Wright; American Fiction 1851-1875: A Contribution toward a Bibliography; II, 1557. Printed in double columns. An early printing of social reformer and lurid novelist George Lippard's novel of dissolute life and labor abuse in New York. ; xvi, 21-284, 8 ad pages.
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