THE OLD HOUSE BY THE RIVER. By the Author of The Owl Creek Letters. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1853. 12mo, pp. [1-13] 14-318 [319-226: ads variously paged] [note: first leaf is a blank, no flyleaves, original plum cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, white endpapers. First edition. Short stories and sketches, several on the subject of hunting and fishing ("The Bear Hunt," "Trout Fishing" and others). "The Cruise of the Phantom" and "Mauntauk" are nautical stories set off Long Island, New York. Wright (II) 1963. Phillips, p. 301. Plum 7347. Early owner's signature dated November 1853 at the top edge of the title page. Spine panel a bit sunned, a very good copy. A nice copy, much better than usually found. (#152779).
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