LONDON; A DESCRIPTIVE POEM.

New York: Published by Samuel Wood and Sons, No. 261, Pearl-Street; and Samuel S. Wood & Co. No. 212, Market-St. Baltimore, [1820]. 4-1/4" x 5". 16mo. 32pp. Original stiff printed wrappers. The rear wrapper advertises "Juvenile Books, Published by Samuel Wood & Sons, New York; And Samuel S. Wood & Co., Baltimore." Illustrated with six full-page wood engravings of London scenes by Alexander Anderson. Spotting, but engravings clean. Good+.

Welch 792 lists this title with a date of 1820, "New York" misspelled "Nerv-York," and "A" [for Alexander Anderson] signed on the illustration at page 15. Ours does not list a publication date, spells "New York" correctly, and does not have Anderson's logo.
Our copy was printed around 1820. In 1822 and thereafter the imprint on Wood's publications changed to "Samuel S. & William Wood," reflecting the participation in the business of Samuel's son.
Hamilton 1423. Welch 792. AI 2001. Swarthmore College, Friends Historical Library, entry on Samuel Wood, "a convinced Friend." Not in Rosenbach. Item #33998

Price: $600.00

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