The Clockmaker; or, the Sayings and Doing of Samuel Slick, of Slicksville. Thomas Chandler HALIBURTON, G. A. HERVIEU.

The Clockmaker; or, the Sayings and Doing of Samuel Slick, of Slicksville.

London: Richard Bentley, 1843. [Canadian Humour]. EARLY EDITION, complete in three volumes. Octavo (21 x 13cm), pp.xii; 297 [3]; pp.viii; 325 [3]; pp.iv; 309 [1]. With a series of etched plates by Hervieu, including a frontispiece to each volume. Publisher's purple blind-decorated cloth with gilt titles to spine. Yellow coated endpapers. Black stamp of Abermarle Lodge Library to recto of each frontispiece. Reading leans; spines sunned to a light tan colour; some wear to boards, with a few small marks. Very good. Considered to be one of the first distinctively North American literary expressions of humour, the Clockmaker first appeared serially in the 'Novascotian' between 1835 and 1840. Item #50701

Price: £95.00

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