Harrisburg, Pa. n. p., 1846. An early (stated sixth) edition. Original black morocco spine, marbled boards, 6.56 x 4.25 inches, 71 pages. Small wormhole near the foot of morocco on the upper board; some light rubbing and wear; light foxing; a very good copy. Item #19925
An early edition of Hohman’s well-known folk magic and remedy book, first published in Reading in 1820 and with scattered Pennsylvania editions following throughout the 1820s and 1830s, some under slightly variant titles and certainly more than two previous editions. Harrisburg so-called third editions were published in 1843 with paginations of both 66,  and 84; this may well be a new printing of the former. The use of the decorative border to the title page here suggests a closer comparison to other productions from the Harrisburg press of Gustavus Sigismund Peters might well be worthwhile. Atwater 1671 (this edition).