The American Baron.

New York: Harpers Magazine, 1871.

Price: $300.00

About the item

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.