SIMMS, WILLIAM GILMORE. 1806-1870.
Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1834.
2 volumes. 8vo (187 x 109 mm). viii, 278; 321, ,  ad pp. Publisher's orange cloth with paper labels on spine. Custom chemises and quarter morocco slipcase. Some light rubbing and soiling, spines slightly sunned. Provenance: Frederick W. Skiff (pictorial bookplates).
FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT EARLY NOVEL OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH. The novel was well received by critics, and established Simms as a major new voice in American literature. The work is rare at auction with just 2 copies recorded by ABPC since 1977. BAL 18050; WRIGHT I: 2420.
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