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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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New York, N.Y. : Samuel Colman, 1839.
Variant Title
John Smiths letters 1839
139 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
  • 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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