Original dark brown cloth with covers stamped in blind & gilt spine lettering
1856 · Boston
by [Sargent, Lucius Manlius 1786 - 1867]. By a Sexton of the Old School
Boston: Dutton & Wentworth / Ticknor & Fields, 1856. 1st book edition. Original dark brown cloth with covers stamped in blind & gilt spine lettering. VG (sp dull/minor extremity wear/tide line at top of text block in Vol II/owner sig on tps).. 2 volumes. Engraved frontis & title page in Vol I. 8vo.
Collected commentary by Sargent (a noted Antiquary & Temperance advocate) on Boston society (among other things), as was initially published in a series of Boston Evening Transcript articles. Per the DAB, "though he showed enthusiasm for the past, his efforts were generally directed towards blasting something offensive to him out of existence". OCLC records just 4 copies of this work in institutional hands. (Inventory #: 8123)