Walpole, New Hampshire: Printed by David Carlisle for Thomas & Thomas, 1799. 12mo. iv, 5-244 pp. Later edition. Contemporary tree-calf, rebacked, new spine label and endpapers; interior browning due to the quality of the paper, with one small tear on the lower corner of leaf C5 with loss of some letters. Item #14996
Later edition of this classic work, a scarce New Hampshire imprint. This inventive work of fiction has been attributed to several different authors, including Benjamin Victor and Daniel Defoe. It contains a series of stories in which each new one is prompted by a character and/or situation from the previous one. First printed in London in 1726, early editions included a description of Philadelphia, believed to be authentic according to Cox and Sabin. Later editions did away with this passage.