New York: Harpers Magazine, 1871.
First edition in parts. 11 consecutive issues of Harpers Monthly from February 1871 No. 249-November 1871 No. 258. 11 vols. 4to. Original pictorial cream printed wrappers. Spines chipped, otherwise very attractive and well preserved copies Watters, Canadian Literature, p. 273. Item #210852
De Mille, a Canadian (1837-1880), was a very popular writer of the period covering the last quarter of the nineteenth century. One of his best known works, "The Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder," is rather reminiscent of Poe's "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym", though certainly less grotesque. In addition to the De Mille novel, there are a number of other interesting articles on New York City and Long Island, including a very nicely illustrated piece on Montauk.
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