PHOENIXIANA or Sketches and Burlesques & Sketches of John Phoenix, alias John P. Squibob, who was, in fact, Lieutenant George H. Derby, U.S.A.
first edition Tan burlap-weave cloth spine with blue marbled paper boards & printed blue paper spine label
1937 · San Francisco
by Phoenix, John [pseudonym of George Horatio Derby. 1823 - 1861]. Farquhar, Francis P. - Editor
San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1937. 1st Edition Thus (BAL Vol II, p. 445; Heller & Magee 277). 550 cc. Tan burlap-weave cloth spine with blue marbled paper boards & printed blue paper spine label. VG+. 4 pp 'To Our Subscribers' notice laid-in.. 240 pp. Illustrated with plates and monotone chapter decorations. Royal 8vo.
Third Series of Rare Americana, No. 5. Derby famous for his wit and practical jokes; his humorous periodical writing collected by his friends & published in this volume (1855 first publication) and follwed by Squibob Papers (1865). This edition by Grabhorn contains material here first collected, and was recognized as one of the 'Fifty Books of the Year'. (Inventory #: 23635)