New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. Engraved frontispiece & title + 328 pages and 8 pages of ads. 8vo, original publishers cloth; with the bookplate of Walter K. Spohn. Fine. Item #603
First edition, first state. Cozzens "greatest popularity grew out of THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS, an account with humorous exaggeration of the experiences of the city man in setting up a rural abode at 'Chestnut Cottage,' the author's summer home in Yonkers. The first chapters appeared in PUTNAM'S MAGAZINE in 1854, and their publication in book form in 1856 won Cozzens immediate and wide recognition as a humoroist." -DAB. BAL 3998.