SNARLEYYOW; OR, THE DOG FIEND. AN HISTORICAL NOVEL ... Complete in Two Volumes. Philadelphia: E. L. Carey and A. Hart, 1837. 12mo, two volumes: pp. [1-2] 3-4 13-201 [202-204: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank; text complete despite gap in pagination]; [1-2] 3-187 [188: blank], original quarter brown muslin and drab boards, printed paper labels affixed to spine panels, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Published later the same year in London in three volumes. "The story of a mysterious and indestructible cur." - Oxford Companion to English Literature (1964), p. 499. "A strange exercise, nautical but centered on a dog [the ship's mascot] whom the ship's crew think to be a fiend" - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 413. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 153. Sadleir 1598a. NCBEL III 705. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Fore-edge corners worn, several splits in cloth along outer joints professionally repaired, spine labels rubbed, the usual scattered (sometimes heavy) foxing throughout the text, a very good copy. A fairly uncommon book, especially in the original boards. (#171107).
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