Sayings and doings; or sketches from a life. Third series.
London. Henry Colburn, 1828.
12mo. In three volumes. , 378; , 326; , 333pp, . Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and marked. Private ink-stamps to title pages, foxed, without terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III.
Theodore Edward Hook (1788-1841), English man of letters and newspaper editor, best known for his practical jokes, including the Berners St. Hoax. Between 1824 and 1828 Hook produced nine novellas under the collective title of Sayings and Doings, for which he received £3000. This third and final series contains the titles 'Cousin William' and 'Gervase Skinner'; the first a tale of dark passion, the latter of a miser who loses his fortune.£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 21628