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Sketch of the Life of Thomas Singularity
Simpkin, Marshall & Co. London 1835 - First Edition. Octavo, green boards with gilt lettering to front cover. Very Scarce novel about an American adventurer, with details on American pirates of the Caribbean. Only Eight library holdings on WorldCat. Dedication, p. [iii], reads: ÔTo the Printers of Great Britain this genuine Portrait of an American Brother Typo is, with the most profound respect, most humbly dedicated, by a most unworthy member of the ÒProfessionÓ Õ. Preface, pp. [v]Ðviii, states: ÔThe following Biographical Sketch is of American origin, and forms the Introduction to a Series of Tales, entitled, ÒNovelettes of a Traveller, or Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of Thomas Singularity, Journeyman PrinterÓ. These tales were selected for publication by the fellow-apprentice and working companion of the writerÕ (p. [v]). The preface also notes that Ôit seemed to me [the ÔeditorÕ] that they might amuse the many, and be instructive to the ruminating few that chew the cud of reflectionÕ (p. vi). Originally published New York 1834 as Novelettes of a Traveller; or, Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of Thomas Singularity, Journeyman Printer (OCLC). Front cover and first few pages detached, boards modestly soiled and worn, dedication page torn, front inside cover with ownership markings in pen. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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