THE PICTURESQUE POCKET COMPANION, AND VISITOR'S GUIDE, THROUGH MOUNT AUBURN: ILLUSTRATED WITH UPWARDS OF SIXTY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD. Boston: Otis, Broaders and Company, MCCCXXXIX . 12mo (15.5x 9.5 cm), pp. [1-3] 4-252, wood engravings throughout, original black leather-backed glazed blue paper boards printed in black, titled in gold on spine panel, all edges speckled black, cream endpapers. First edition. The first guide to the first rural (or garden) cemetery established in the United States (dedicated in 1831). In addition to a history of the project, the guide has poems and short stories, including the first appearance of "The Lily's Quest," (pp. -239), a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne collected in the 1842 much expanded edition of TWICE-TOLD TALES. Clark C11. BAL 7588. Boards worn at edges and scuffed, leather rubbed at edges, a very good, internally sound and clean copy. A remarkably nice copy of a very scarce book. (#169863).
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