Philadelphia: M. Polock, 1857. Octavo. Item #022466
263ppp., A compelling tale of sleepwalking, murder and violence set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1780s. Huntly’s growing obsession with Clithero, an Irish immigrant whose unpredictable and catastrophic consequences plunges both men into physical and mental danger, unsettling the colonial territories of the Delaware basin and the cognitive territory of Huntly’s own mind. Bound in brown embossed cloth spine lettering gilt but faded, blind stamped rules, chipping to cloth at spine ends, corners and lower edge near spine. pale yellow endpapers. A very good copy.