THE CLOCKMAKER; OR THE SAYINGS AND DOINGS OF SAMUEL SLICK, OF SLICKVILLE. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1837. 12mo, pp. [i-iii] iv [v-vii] viii-xii  2-367 [368: blank], original drab boards, printed label on spine, untrimmed. First British edition. First published in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1836, this is the first book by Haliburton, a Canadian lawyer and politician remembered today as the creator of the immensely popular Yankee pedlar "Sam Slick," whose comic dialogue anticipates that of Mark Twain, and may have influenced Dickens. Lande 1014 (Canadian edition). Sabin 29684. Lacks front board, rear board detached, some mild scattered foxing to text, a good binding copy. The Canadian edition is rare; this edition is uncommon. (#133136).
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