GREYSLAER: A ROMANCE OF THE MOHAWK. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. 12mo, two volumes: pp. [1-8] [13] 14-243 [244: blank]; [1-5] 6-260 [note: text complete in volume one despite gap in pagination], flyleaves at front and rear of both volumes, original patterned purple cloth, printed paper labels affixed to spine panels. First U.S. edition. Hoffman's "Indian and Revolutionary romance ... though at time tedious, merits a word of commendation. It is by no means devoid of action, and its pictures of contemporary men and manners and its historical background are at once instructive and reliable." - Fullerton, pp. 140-41. "This is the best early novel of New York state in Revolutionary days ..." - Bennett, p. 87. BAL 8527. Wright (I) 1216. Scattered foxing, marginal staining in volume one, spines sunned, paper labels rubbed and tanned. Large owner's signatures dated 31 August 1840 on front free endpapers; Coldwater Free Public Library and Reading Room labels on front paste-downs, a very good copy overall. (#111396).

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