[Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861]. Phoenix, John [pseud.]
Title PHOENIXIANA; or, Sketches and Burlesques
Book Condition Mild wear to the corner tips and spine extremities, a few minor stains to the covers, else very good plus in green cloth with a gilt vignette to the front cover, gilt spine titles and decoration. Octavo. 274 pages; advertisements. Illustrations.
Edition Twelfth Edition. Vintage bookplate of The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco tipped to the front pastedown endpaper.
Publisher New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1884.
Seller ID 56630.00
First collected edition of works by this California Gold Rush humorist. Contains Derby's pieces as "Professor John Phoenixiana" and "Squibob," pokes fun at the figures and pretenses of high society, topics such as military surveyors and explorers, etc.
Californiana. Humor. 19th Century Literature.