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    Sale 2011

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    [FLOYD, William (1734-1821), Signer (New York). MORE, Hannah (1745-1833). Coelebs in Search of a Wife: Comprehending Observations on Domestic Habits and Manners, Religion and Morals. New-York: I. Riley, 1810.

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    [FLOYD, William (1734-1821), Signer (New York). MORE, Hannah (1745-1833). Coelebs in Search of a Wife: Comprehending Observations on Domestic Habits and Manners, Religion and Morals. New-York: I. Riley, 1810.

    12o (5 3/8 x 2 7/8 in). Vol. 1 (only, of 2), 214pp. Contemporary half calf and paper boards, spine gilt (rubbed). Full brown morocco clamshell box.

    FROM THE LIBRARY OF NEW YORK SIGNER WILLIAM FLOYD, signed in ink on corner of flyleaf "Wm. Floyd 1813." This is the fifth American edition of a popular moralistic novel, first published in 1809 and frequently reprinted both in England and the U.S. Shaw & Shoemaker 20776.


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