New-York: Paine and Burgess, 1845. First Edition. 12mo (17.5cm.); publisher's tan wrappers printed within decorative border; 34pp. Previous ownership signature neatly removed along top margin of upper wrapper, tiny losses at spine ends, else Very Good and sound. The American author's satirical portrait of the future of the arts in America, "United, the authors and artists of America, the unelected, but self-justified and self-sustained governors of a free people, will be the noblest body, the manliest phalanx that walks the earth" (pp. 31-2). BAL 13638; see also SABIN 46840.