New York: Charles Scribner, 1853. First edition. 8vo, original blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering, 344 pages. Frontis. Frontispiece and tissue guard foxed; spine faded, some slight bumping; a very good copy. Item #19657
An altogether more gentle satire than Shelton’s earlier Trollopiad, this a lightly comic novel from an Episcopalian clergyman of the daily life of a church rector (and of other small-town personalities) in Westchester County “about sixty years ago.” Wright II, 2200. 20th century ink accession annotation to the gutter of the first page of the preface.