ACADIA; or, A Month with the Blue Noses.
Edition: First Edition
New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859. Second state, with folio 329 correctly placed at upper right (vs upper left). 12mo. Original bead grain green cloth, "Acadia" in gilt to spine, yellow endpapers. (2), (xii), (13)-329, (5) pp. Two sepia toned illustrations (of Acadian wom en, in costume) on thick paper with tissue guard inserted before title leaf. Spine lightly sunned with nicks, bit of wear to top 1/4 inch; browning to front fly leaf and title page (offsetting from plates); foxing to plates and tissue guard; light f oxing to endpapers; pencil name to front free endpaper, ink name to top margin of title page; else a fine copy; else a fine copy, quite clean. TPL 3897. Sabin 17321. BAL 4001. "ACADIA: or, A Month with the Blue Noses (New York, 1859), by the America n humourist and essayist Frederick S. Cozzens, is interesting as a forerunner of the 'slick' travelogue designed to capture the popular market. It bears heavily on the wrongs suffered by the Acadians during their expulsion as symbolized by Longfellow's EVANGELINE: A Tale of Acadie, and Cozzens's many and obvious prejudices destroy the value of his observations." - Story, Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover