Scenes at Washington; a Story of the Last Generation.
Obscure American novel set in early eighteenth-century Jeffersonian-era Washington. Contemporary reviews were, by and large, positive. Godey’s described the work as “...emphatically a religious novel. It is also as emphatically an American book” and speculated that its anonymous author was “an actor amid the scenes he so well describes.”
Kaser 16 —“In addition to including descriptions of actual politicians and social figures, as well as social events in Washington and boarding house life, this novel deals with the role of religion in American society. The author also sets forth the appropriate role of women in society and what constitutes a suitable marriage”
Provenance: “Mrs. Hannah H. Clark April 2nd, 1848.” Later small label of the late Washington D.C. collector Brien E. Kehoe.
Description: Scenes at Washington; a Story of the Last Generation.
New York: Harpers and Brothers, 1848. First edition. 12mo. 197, [1, (ad)]pp., original publisher’s cloth. Spine sunned and various mild foxing; very good.
Sabin 77460. Wright I: 2319.