Warner (1873) Back-Log Studies – 1st edition First


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Warner, Charles Dudley. Back-Log Studies. (Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873)

12mo. 281 pages. Hardcover. Bound in brown cloth-covered publisher’s board stamped in gilt and black on front cover, gilt on spine and blind rules on rear cover. Brown endpapers.  Including frontispiece, there are 21 engravings – 20 are in the text.  Seldom read today, Warner was a very popular writer of his time.

Condition: Some color loss to cover, some wear to top and bottom of spine cover.  Bookplate on front pastedown of Hermon M. Chapin and signature of E. M. Chapin to first blank page (Likely of the tool-making family of Pine Meadow, CT). Clean with solid hinges, minor foxing to pages.

Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900) was an American essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain, with whom he co-authored the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today

He first attracted attention with the reflective sketches in My Summer in a Garden (1870). First published as a series in The Hartford Courant, these sketches were popular for their abounding and refined humor and mellow personal charm, their love of the outdoors, their suggestive comment on life and affairs, and their delicately finished style, qualities that suggested the work of Washington Irving. In 1873, the work Warner is known for today, the novel he wrote with Mark Twain, was published. Called The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, it gave that era of American history its name. – Wikipedia