Suburban Sketches (New and enlarged edition)
First Edition Thus
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. 255 pages. The prolific author's first work of fiction. Reprints the author's first book of fiction save for "Some Lessons from the School of Morals." Illustrations in black-and-white. ISBN: 281AIB1044956.
First edition thus. Original terra cotta pictorial cloth decorated in gilt and black ink. A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Shelf wear with small chip at the spine head. Inscribed by the author to the previous owner: "with the regards of W. D. Howells, Cambridge, April 18, 1873. BAL 9561.