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Thirty Years Ago; or The Memoirs of A Water Drinker
New York: Published by Bancroft & Holley, 1836. First Edition. [1] - viii; 5 - 208; [i - iv]; [5] - 220 (Remainder binding, two volumes bound as one). 1 vols. 12mo. Original remainder binding; with the exception of very minor wear a superb copy. First Edition. [1] - viii; 5 - 208; [i - iv]; [5] - 220 (Remainder binding, two volumes bound as one). 1 vols. 12mo. Author's Only Novel. "Dedicated to All Temperance Societies." (Dedication page). "Modest, courageous, generous, and abstemious, Dunlap had relatively small atlent, and was always competent rather than highly gifted. However, he was a forerunner and something of a pioneer, his romantic plays being the first of their kind in America. His remarkable versatility was perhaps his chief drawback, but it enabled him to leave his mark on several departments of his country's art, drame, and literature." (Kunitz & Haycraft). Thirty Years Ago; or The Memoirs of A Water Drinker is the only novel by America's first major playwright and theatrical historian. A curious mixture of fact and fiction it tells of the adventures of Zebediah Spiffard who comes to an unfortunate end "by yielding to the allurements of a theatrical life.". Wright I 875; BAL 5028
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