12 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
[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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