New York: Miller and Company, 1857. Hardcover. Includes a five page article titled "About Dogs," which is a musing about dogs and their history. Within the article, there is long ballad about a favorite hound of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, son-in-law of King John. It concludes by asking readers to send their "very nice terrier - English, Scotch, or Skye - to Putnam, for his very sincere friend and humble servant." Also includes a review of Elizabeth Browning's poem "Aurora Leigh"; a biography about a deceased Virginia slave submitted by his owner; chapters from John William de Forest's novel "Witching Times"; a collection of letters about college life in the 1750s including notes on the costs of living, clothing, and school supplies; a humorous illustrated article about the tails of animals and tails on clothing; book reviews, editorials, news stories, and more. Bound in three quarter red leather with black cloth boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. There is a two inch closed tear to the leather on the rear hinge. Rubbing and wear to hinges and edges of boards. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper. Foxing to early and late pages of the interior. Short closed tears to edges of several pages. 668 pages. PER/060518. Very Good.
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New York: Harper's Weekly, 1860. Paperback. A single issue. Includes a two page spread of a view of Central Park, New York. Also includes several chapters from Wilkie Collins' "The Woman in White." Folio sized pages, folded in half. Minor smudge marks and occasional light spots of soiling. It appears that this issue was once bound as it has sewing holes and glue remnants to spine. Illustrated. pages 369 - 384. (16 pages.) PER/040419. Very Good.