The Tangletown Letters: Being the Reminiscences, Observations, and Opinions of Timotheus Trapp [pseud], Esq. Including a Report of the Great Mammothic Reform Convention. Elhanan Winchester Reynolds.

The Tangletown Letters: Being the Reminiscences, Observations, and Opinions of Timotheus Trapp [pseud], Esq. Including a Report of the Great Mammothic Reform Convention.

Buffalo: Wanzer, McKim, 1856. First edition. 8vo, original blind-stamped blue-green cloth, gilt spine, 300, 12, 48 pages. Frontis, five plates by Frederick M. Coffin. Spine sunned, with a spot of fading or staining to the rear board and some light sunning and bumping to the edges and corners; a couple of gatherings just a bit sprung, some light soiling and spotting; a very good copy. Item #19658

A satirical novel that pokes fun at abolitionists and suffragettes, with digressive attacks on progressive authors, spiritualists and domestic upheaval of all stripes. Wright II, 2020, this copy including the 48-page promotional excerpt of the Wanzer, McKim novel The Montgomerys (including its separate title page) at the end. Front blank excised.

Price: $40.00

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