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John Smith's letters, with 'picters' to match : containing reasons why John Smith should not change his name ; Miss Debby Smith's juvenile spirit [ ... ]

Smith, Seba,
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139 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
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John Smiths letters 1839
New York, N.Y. : Samuel Colman, 1839.
Sabin 84145; Wright I 2464; BAL 18382.
BAL's 1st printing with signature collation: [1]-12⁶; plates are only 16.5 cm. high.
A collection of humorous letters first published in the New York Mirror.
Not included under Seba Smith's works in Williamson's Bibliography of Maine, but attributed to Seba Smith by M.A. Wyman in her Two American pioneers, p. 87-88 and 236, and by Sabin.
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original boards with blue cloth backstrip and paper label on front, which reads: John Smith's letters, with picters to match, consarning the disputed territory away down east in the state of Maine. London: Wiley & Putnam, 67 Paternoster Row, 1839. Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Seba Smith Collection.
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