HALIBURTON, Thomas Chandler HOWE, Joseph
Title: Clockmaker, The ; or, The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville. First edition
Publisher:  Joseph Howe, 1836, 1836
Seller ID: 1097
HALIBURTON, Thomas Chandler. The Clockmaker ; or, The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville. Halifax, N.S.: Printed and Published by Josep h Howe, 1836. Pp (4),[v]-vi,-221,(1). 12mo, red cloth, printed label to front board.
The first edition of one of the corner-stones of Canadian literature.
TPL 1963, Lande, 1814 & S1014, Watters p.219, NSIB 17.
"This first edition of The Clockmaker is excessively rare." - Lande, Supplement.
"The 1836 edition is rarely met with." - Logan p.157.
In original boards, but a modern matching spine and new end-papers. Has suffered some waterstaining tocloth and bottom corner of endpapers, but not affecting the text pages. Sm all section torn from margin of pp 51-52, light foxing, occasional small stains, corner creasing.
The front board-label has been rubbed to illegibility. Otherwise a solid specimen of a very scarce book. 3,000.00