THE AURORA BOREALIS, OR FLASHES OF WIT; CALCULATED TO DROWN DULL CARE AND ERADICATE THE BLUE DEVILS. WITH ORIGINAL ETCHINGS, DESIGNED AND EXECUTED BY D.C. JOHNSTON.

Boston. 1831. 216pp. plus fourteen plates. Contemporary calf, rebacked. Extremities lightly worn. Minor foxing. About very good. Item #WRCAM45672

Volume of humorous and satirical sketches, illustrated by David Claypool Johnston (1798-1865), an artist known as the "American Cruikshank." Murrell calls Johnston "one of our foremost ante-bellum humorous draughtsmen," and he produced many satirical prints on a variety of subjects during his long career. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 5826.

Price: $750.00