Forty Years' Residence In America: or the Doctrine of a Particular Providence Exemplified In the Life of Grant Thorburn, Seedsman, New York. Written By Himself

Boston: Russell, Odiorne, & Metcalf, 1834.

Price: $400.00

Hardcover. First edition. Publisher's green pebblegrained cloth with leather spine label gilt. 264pp. Ownership signature on the title page of children's book author Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick ("Susan A.L. Sedgwick"), light scattered foxing, a nice, near fine copy. Inscribed by the author: "S. Sedgewick, A present from G.W. Thornburn, Jan'y, 1834." Thorburn wrote under the name Lawrie Todd, and the present volume was the inspiration for John Galt's *Lawrie Todd,* the first novel to use Rochester, New York, as its setting. Includes the author's correspondence with Thomas Paine. *Howes* T219 calls for a portrait, this copy bound without (as many seem to have been). Among Sedgwick's works were the novels *Young Emigrants*, *Allen Prescott*, and *Alida*. Scarce signed, and with a reasonably nice association as well.

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Forty Years' Residence In America: or the Doctrine of a Particular Providence Exemplified In the Life of Grant Thorburn, Seedsman, New York. Written By Himself. Grant THORBURN.