being A Narrative of Certain Events in the Life of an Orthodox Minister of Connecticut. By the Author of "My Farm of Edgewood." In Two Volumes. New York: Charles Scribner and Company, 1866. Original green cloth.
First Edition of this "delicate and leisurely story of New England village life in the early 19th century, concerned with the contrast between the rigid Calvinism of Connecticut and the external influence of Catholicism through two French women characters" [OCAL]. This copy is in Blanck's "binding B" (no priority), with a fillet-and-leaf design rather than a triple gilt rule at top and bottom of spine. Curiously the author's name appears on the spines, but not on the title pages. This is a remarkably fine set (corner of one endpaper chipped away). Blanck 13943. Item #7854