[Item #48056] Chronicles of the City of Gotham, from the Papers of a Retired Common Councilman. Containing the Azure Hose. The Politician. The Dumb Girl. James Kirke PAULDING.

Chronicles of the City of Gotham, from the Papers of a Retired Common Councilman. Containing the Azure Hose. The Politician. The Dumb Girl

New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1830. First Edition. Octavo (ca. 22cm.); recent two-toned paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label, retaining original endpapers; ix,[10]-270pp. Corners bumped, textblock evenly foxed, else Very Good and sound, this copy issued without slip of advertisements before title page.

Collection of three novellas set in New York City with humorously applicable morals laid out in the preface addressed "To the Right Worshipful the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the Ancient City of Gotham" (pp. [iii]-ix). AMERICAN IMPRINTS 2961; BAL 15712; SABIN 59194; WRIGHT I 1998.

Price: $225.00

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