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.