Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

126352 126352_1
126352
[LEGGETT, William.]

Tales and Sketches....

By a Country Schoolmaster.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Printed by J. & J. Harper, and sold by E. Duyckinck, Collins and Hannay, Collions and Co., G. and C. and H. Carvill, & 10 others, 1829

Stock Code: 126352

£1,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition of the author's second collection of short stories. The collection is particularly notable as the first printing in book-form of "The Rifle", first published in the Atlantic Souvenir in 1827. The story is cited by Queen's Quorum's: A History of Detective Fiction as an early example of detective fiction. Legget was highly influential in the development of the western and nautical genres, both of which were emerging as recognised fields of literature in the 1820s and 1830s.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Uncut in the original cloth-backed boards, paper label to spine.

Condition

Initial advertisements present. Expertly refurbished, with spine label repaired, front cover and initial 2 leaves re-attached, joints and extremities repaired. Pages a little toned with some light foxing as as usual. A very good copy.

Delivery

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200. View Full Details

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book

Peter Harrington Limited. Registered office: WSM Services Limited, Connect House, 133-137 Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 7JY.
Registered in England and Wales No:3609982 Copyright © 2018, Peter Harrington. All rights reserved.

credit cards logo