Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Very Good- 8vo 8"-9" tall SALE PRICE ends Sept 7 Former owner's name on first blank, otherwise clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration at spine and front board; b&w illustrated plates chipped along outer edges. Cloth worn at spine ends and corners. OCLC: 1361422 George Washington Harris (1814 – 1869) was an American humorist best known for his character, "Sut Lovingood, " an Appalachian backwoods reveler fond of telling tall tales. Harris was among the seminal writers of Southern humor, and has been called "the most original and gifted of the antebellum humorists." His work influenced authors such as Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor. Harris moved to Knoxville, Tennessee as a child, later working as a silversmith, riverboat captain, and farmer. His earliest political satires were published in the Knoxville Argus around 1840. He wrote his Sut Lovingood tales for various newspapers in the 1850s and 1860s, twenty-four of which are collected in this book. The character of Sut was inspired by a farmer William "Sut" Miller, whom Harris met while surveying several copper mines in the Ducktown area in southeast Tennessee.
Very Good. No Jacket. 1867, First Edition. 299 pp. A Very Good copy in gilt-stamped green cloth. Edgewear with rubbing and corners bumped. Early splitting to rear inner hinge. PO signature on fly leaf. Contents otherwise clean, bright, and unmarked.
Good. 299 pages, 6 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Wikipedia website: "George Washington Harris (March 20, 1814, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania-December 11, 1869, near Knoxville, Tennessee), was an American humorist. Harris was taken to Knoxville, Tennessee when four years old, where he was apprenticed to a jeweler. Afterward, he commanded a Tennessee river steamboat. He wrote able political articles during the William Henry Harrison campaign, and in 1843 began to contribute humorous stories to the New York "Spirit of the Times, " under the pen name of "S--l. " In 1858-'61 he wrote for Nashville journals the "Sut Lovengood Papers, " some of which afterward appeared in book form as Sut Lovengood's Yarns (New York, 1867). Captain Harris made several inventions, which he described in Scientific American. He died suddenly, and it was thought by some that he was poisoned. " M25; Ex-Library; 299 pages.
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