Mrs. (Catherine Grace Frances). The
snow storm: A Christmas story.... Boston: Charles
H. Peirce, 1848. 12mo (17 cm, 6.6"). Frontis., , 252 pp.; 3 plts.
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First U.S. edition, illustrated with four engraved plates by George Cruikshank. The tale itself, exalting good Yorkshire country values over false pride and love of prestige, is overshadowed by the winsome engravings.
Binding: Signed binding done by Bradley & Co., whose embossed stamp
is on the front fly-leaf: Green cloth, covers framed in blind, front cover
with gilt-stamped wreath of putti, spine gilt extra. All edges gilt.
Binding as above, cloth rubbed over corners and edges and chipping
over spine extremities, spine gilt a bit rubbed. Front free endpaper with
binder’s small pressure-stamp, and with early pencilled gift inscription.
Pages clean. An engaging, very
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