Locke, David Ross. Nasby in exile. or, Six months of travel in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, with many things not of travel. Toledo & Boston: Locke Pub. Co., 1882. 12mo. 672 pp.
First edition, unrecorded variant binding of red cloth with cover
lettered in black only. Quintessential American Victorian humor, based on foreign
travel. The author (1833-88) was wildly popular in his day. Plainly and cheaply
printed and bound with a curious “hiatus in pagination caused,”
according to BAL, “by the omission of Chaps. 25 – 29, a section
devoted to an intemperate criticism of royalty, of English treatment of Ireland,
would publishers in Toledo and Boston feel the need to omit such material? Or
was there . . . something else?
BAL 11842. Binding shows wear, especially at edges. Later free
endpapers. Bookplate. (12900)
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