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Pelayo: A Story of the Goth

Pelayo: A Story of the Goth

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Pelayo: A Story of the Goth

by [SIMMS, William Gilmore]

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo, 2 volumes, 213pp., 281pp. A crisp, clean, very good set in contemporary blue pebbled cloth. New paper spine labels (in contemporary style), endleaves seemingly cleaned of old ink writing, of which some residue remains. Neat austere bookplate of Duncan Eaves in each volume. A few contemporary markings to the title leaves, and some scattered foxing, else clean, sound, attractive copies of both volumes. An elusive first edition of this novel about Gothic Spain, authored by this early American novelist, who Merle Johnson considered to be the southern equivalent of James Fenimore Cooper (see Johnson, p. 322). Rare in commerce, with just a handful of auction appearances in the past century. Wright I: 2432; BAL 18063.

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Cleveland Book Company US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
10389
Title
Pelayo: A Story of the Goth
Author
[SIMMS, William Gilmore]
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harper and Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1838
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
American literature,
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Bookplate
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