HARDSCRABBLE. The complete novel as serialized in "Sartain's Union Magazine…

HARDSCRABBLE. The complete novel as serialized in "Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art", Vol. VI, Feb.-June, 1850

Philadelphia: John Sartain, 1850. Tall octavo, original half black leather and brown patterned cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Bound volume containing Volume VI, nos. 2-6, Feb.- June, 1850, and Volume VII, July-December, 1850 (11 issues). Stab holes to inner margins. 24 steel engravings with tissue guards (1 tinted, 1 colour). Numerous woodcuts (4 tinted), many full-page, including fashion illustrations and music. Creases to fly leaves and free endpapers, occasional foxing, soil spots, offset, short margin tears, but text is generally clean and unworn. Short splits to ends of front joint, but joint is quite firm; externally VG otherwise..>>>HARDSCRABBLE is serialized complete on pp 143-49, 217-26, 281-90, 348-54, and 390-96 of Vol. VI. Also of Canadian interest is the poem (pp 323-24) "Ballad of Sir John Franklin" by George H. Boker. >>>Richardson's short novel HARDSCRABBLE is subtitled "A Tale of Chicago" and concerns the massacre of Americans by the Indians at Fort Dearborn on 15 Aug., 1812. The book edition was published by DeWitt & Davenport in New York, probably in 1851, and was subtitled "Or, The Fall of Chicago. A Tale of Indian Warfare". The serialization proved popular and Sartain had to reprint the early issues containing it three times. The text of the book edition "shows numerous word substitutions, changes in capitalization and spelling...and several new paragraphs inserted in the later text. In the latter too, the final chapters are much extended." - Morley, Richardson bibliography, p.25. 2 kg parcel

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 44880
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