[Salem, MA]: Charles W. Swasey, 1860. First Edition. Square octavo. Eight original issues (the complete run) plus the Prospectus, comprising seven regular (daily) numbers and the Extra. A bright, unworn set all in original wrappers, Near Fine.
First appearance of "A Letter from Hawthorne," in No. 2. Other contributions by G.W. Curtis, Fitch Poole, C.M Tracy; others. An early owner has lightly annotated several of the anonymous entries, supplying the author's name. An extremely ephemeral publication, published daily during the duration of the 1860 Essex Fair. BAL 7623.