Title: Ye chronicles of Gotham. 110; 22 plates; original brown cloth, gilt-stamped on upper cover with an oval ornament with the motto "Let Glasgow Flourish"; front hinge cracking, else very good. This copy with an ownership signature of Wm.
Not common: 5 in OCLC as of 3/16, only Stanford in the US who mistakenly attribute this work to Richard Grant White who did in fact write in 1871-72 The Chronicles of Gotham, a political satire of New York City. The book may be viewed as the comic history of Gotham [almost certainly Glasgow] during several years, 1852 to 1856. The writers have avoided giving names, and the dramatis personae have to be learned from the narrative (from the prefatory note to the 1856 edition ostensibly printed at Glasgow). This edition bears the subtitle Or the facetious history of official proceedings. Catalogue 516 (June 24, 1892) attributes the book to the Rev.
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