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ALDEN, W.L. (William Livingston) (1837-1908)

Shooting stars as observed from the “sixth column” of the Times

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Melbourne : George Robertson, 1878. Octavo, original printed orange wrappers (light corner creasing; a few marks; paperloss at tail of spine); lower wrapper with illustrated advertisement for W.H. Rocke & Co., Bourke Street furniture and carpet warehouse; pp 144; occasional foxing; a good copy. Ferguson, 5819.

A collection of essays by American journalist and humorist William Alden. Something of a Renaissance man, Alden was also founder of the New York Canoe Club, the first canoeing orgaisation in America, and co-founder of the American Canoe Association. Between 1885 and 1890 he served as the American Consul General in Rome. 

Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria). 

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