Item #31514 THE COMIC BLACKSTONE. Gilbert Abbott Beckett, George Cruikshank.


Chicago / Philadelphia: Callaghan & Cockcroft / Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1869. George Cruikshank. 1st edition. Hardcover. 1st edition, 1869. Good. 8vo., 376 pp., bound in brown cloth. Ex-library with all faults; covers, tips, edges rubbed, spine darkened. Hinges starting. Signed by Forster Alexander Sondley. Pages are clean and bright. Good. Item #31514

Forster Alexander Sondley, attorney and scholar, was born at Montrealla, his maternal grandfather's home in Alexander, a community ten miles north of Asheville. As an adult he most often referred to himself as F. A. Sondley. A lawyer. Historian, collector of art, he is chiefly remembered for his personal library of approximately 30,000 volumes containing hundreds of rare works on southern and state history and on natural history. The city of Asheville acquired the library by bequest at his death, and parts of it still form the nucleus of the Sondley Reference Library in Asheville.

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