Salmagundi; or, the whim-whams and opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. and others. Washington Irving.
Salmagundi; or, the whim-whams and opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. and others

Salmagundi; or, the whim-whams and opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. and others

New-York: printed and published by D. Longworth, at the Shakspeare-Gallery, 1808. 20 parts bound in 2 volumes, 16mo, pp. [5], 4-206; [5], 208-424; original mottled calf, red morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; rubbed and worn, minor defects and old repairs, else good and sound. A joint production of Washington Irving, his brother William, and James Kirke Paulding, and a famous bibliographic nightmare. "The final collation of Salmagundi has not been achieved" (BAL). The 20 parts are dated January 24, 1807 - January 25, 1808. Signature letters at the bottom of the parts in the first volume are 'A', and 'B' throughout; the second volume collates Pi3, A1-R6, S4; both volumes with BAL's title page 'C,' the portrait for part VIII is wanting. The first 10 parts in volume I are fifth, fourth, fourth, no edition statement, third, third, second, second, and second edition revised and corrected, respectively; part 11 is the reprint setting ending on p. 226; parts 12-14 as in BAL and presumed first printings; part 15 is the reprint setting with the imprint at the bottom of p. 324; part 16 is first state per BAL; part 17 is second state per BAL; part 18 is a mixed state, per BAL; part 19 is the reprint setting ending on p. 402; part 20 is the reprint setting ending on p. 424. BAL 10097. Item #57329

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