first edition Original publisher's decorated ribbed morocco red cloth binding; covers have ornamental pattern stamped in blind; front cove
1858 · New York
by Sombre, Samuel [psuedonym of Gerard, James Watson. 1823 - 1900
New York: Stanford and Delisser, 1858. 1st Edition (Sabin 86564). Original publisher's decorated ribbed morocco red cloth binding; covers have ornamental pattern stamped in blind; front cover has title, central vignette of a disembodied hand finishing a portrait, and author in gilt; yellow endpapers. Slight cock. Some wear & soiling to binding. Usual foxing & staining. An About VG copy.. , 6 - 95, [1 (blank)] pp. Text block trimmed. 6 inserted lithographic plates. Woodcut concludes text. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-5/8"
"A satire of courtship among the fashionable upper classes conducted at summer watering places, as told in verse. The volume is divided into three sections with separate half-title pages: La Journée (Saratoga), La Mascarade (Newport), and Les Confidences (Sharon), and is composed of three poems."
(Inventory #: 47829)