Boston: Published by Crocker & Brewster, 47, Washington Street, New York: J. Leavitt, 182, Broadway, 1829. First American edition. 12mo (8 x 5 inches), original rose cloth spine to an adhered-boards binding, drab boards, printed paper label, [i-iv], -344 pages, untrimmed. Lithograph frontispiece portrait. Some light staining and wear; spine faded nearly to tan; some rubbing and bumping; a good, sound copy. Item #20355
“This edition of the Memoirs of Dr. Good differs from the London edition, from which it was printed, in the following respects,” [followed by a series of omissions “interesting only to an English antiquary,” etc., but—] “there has been added the funeral Sermon, preached by the Vicar of the church with which Dr. Good was connected for some time previous to his death.” An attractive example of an evident adhered-boards binding, with an attractive binder’s ticket on orange stock on the front pastedown, “Whitney & Bradley, Book-Binders, 164 Washington Street, Boston.” Printed by Peirce and Williams, who did not make matters any easier for Whitney & Bradley by mistakenly labeling consecutive gatherings with signature 17 before picking the count up again with 18. Free endpapers excised. Early ink notations on the front pastedown, perhaps a cost code from an early owner. American Imprints 38836.