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THE YOUNG ARTIST, AND THE BOLD INSURGENT
Boston, 1846. 58pp. Original printed pictorial wrappers. Wrappers chipped and soiled. Contemporary label at top of cover. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. A few small edge tears and some light foxing to text. Good. Untrimmed. One of the many stories turned out by 19th-century author Joseph Holt Ingraham, during the prolific period of the 1840s. The first tale is about a young Pennsylvania artist, and the second is about Bacon's Rebellion in 17th- century Virginia, one scene of which takes place in Governor Berkeley's library. The first is certainly one of the first works of American fiction based around an American artist. "Although he became one of America's bestselling and most prolific authors (he is reportedly responsible for nearly 10 percent of the fiction titles published in the 1840s), Ingraham's literary reputation suffered because it was apparent that his novels were meant only as a means of sustenance" - ANB. He would go on to write fiction based on biblical sources, being among the first authors to pioneer that genre. Only eight copies of this work in OCLC. WRIGHT 1364. BAL 10027. OCLC 12016561.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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