Evenings In Boston. 1827.

£90.00

[LAURIS-BLAKE, John]. (1788 – 1857). Evenings In Boston. “We have learnt our lessons, practised our music and played over all our games. Now do, uncle George, tell us a story”. Engraved frontispiece. (Text lightly browned, paste-downs foxed, occasional staining, spotting and closed tearing). Publisher’s red/plum quarter calf with pictorial boards with a charming illustration of a contemporary shop on the lower board(spine re-backed, boards stained, corners bumped, worn). (Please see photos). 8vo. Boston: Bowles and Dearborn, 1827.

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Charming Early 19th century Boston Imprint.

“We have thus presented our readers with a specimen of the evening occupations and amusements of Mr. Ormond’s family, during a single winter. It is but a specimen”.

[LAURIS-BLAKE, John]. (1788 – 1857). Evenings In Boston. “We have learnt our lessons, practised our music and played over all our games. Now do, uncle George, tell us a story”. Engraved frontispiece. (Text lightly browned, paste-downs foxed, occasional staining, spotting and closed tearing). Publisher’s red/plum quarter calf with pictorial boards with a charming illustration of a contemporary shop on the lower board(spine re-backed, boards stained, corners bumped, worn). (Please see photos). 8vo. Boston: Bowles and Dearborn, 1827.

In the course of the book the author covers such matters as: “ White Brandy….”A few days after my arrival at Calcutta, I carried some samples of the brandy on shore, to offer it for sale’’. ‘’A West Indian House”, “Smoking”, “Gaming…We went into the gambling rooms. Don’t shudder, my dear Mary: there is little danger, I trust of my ever becoming a gambler.” “A West Indian Garden”, “Forest Scenery”,

A charming, scarce, early Boston imprint with lots of useful and curious nuggets of information. Please note that combined postage options can be arranged on some items, by request.

Additional information

Weight0.3 kg
Dimensions16 × 10 × 2 cm
Author/s

John Lauris-Blake

Publisher

Bowles and Dearborn

Binding

Calf

Non-Fiction Subject

Biographies & True Stories

Region

North America

Date

1827

Place of Publication

Boston

Country of Manufacture

United States