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Wet Days at Edgewood: with Old Farmers, Old Gardeners, and Old Pastorals

by Mitchell, Donald G. (Grant)

First Edition

Price: $55.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 006704
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Good
  • Illustrator: Illustrated
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1822190878
  • ISBN 13: 9781822190872
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1865
  • Keywords: FARM WRITERS NATURE WRITING

New York: Charles Scribner, 1865. First Edition. Brown cloth binding, gilt titles, top edge gilt. Antique ex-library with hand-numbered and hand-dated bookplate. 324 pp. Illustrated. Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908) was an essayist who was a Washington correspondent of the New York Morning Courier and Enquirer, a connection in which he first employed his usual pseudonym of "Ik Marvel." He went to cover the revolution in Paris in 1848 and returned to New York in 1850 to edit a magazine satirizing society, named the Lorgnette, the twelve issues of which he published later as a book, under the pseudonym of "John Timon." This is a book which contemplates country and farm writing throughout history in the works of the Greeks, the Romans, mediaeval writers in France and Germany and the British. Chipping to spine with small loss of material at top, boards faded, foxing to endpapers. Good condition. . First Edition. Cloth. Good. Illus. by Illustrated. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Antique ex-library.