Short Patent Sermons : Volume 1. Dow Jr, Elbridge Gerry Paige.
Short Patent Sermons : Volume 1

Short Patent Sermons : Volume 1

New York: H Long & Bro, 1850.

Illustrated by J W Orr illustrated title page. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #13628

Top and fore-edge margin dampstaining, edgeworn with fraying to corners and spine head and tail, random foxing, two 1870s owners' signatures, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Volume One ONLY, of three volume set. Collection of humor columns from the Sunday Mercury (New York) newspaper, written by its co-editor Elbridge Gerry Paige. "Paige had success with his Short Patent Sermons published in the paper (from its outset [in 1839]) under the pseudonym "Dow Junior" (a reference to famous eccentric preacher Lorenzo Dow who died in 1834), which literary magazines such as The Knickerbocker lauded for their odd and original wit." - Wikipedia. ; 288 pages.

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