The Twin Brothers: being, The Lives of John and James Dixon, born at Naworth Park, Cumberland, England.
Albany, N.Y. Printed by J. Munsell. 1846. Soft cover. 12mo, 19cm, 32nd edition, 72p., frontis portraits, 2 text illustrations, original printed yellow wraps, with title repeated on the upper cover in frame borders, string-bound, lower corner of the cover clipped, damp staining along the gutter of the frontis and facing title page, otherwise very good condition (Pol), ~ A very popular nineteenth century working-man's story. (According to the Preface 67,000 copies had been sold by 1845). Twins born in 1795, John was a farm labourer and James, an auctioneer. A quaint autobiography enlivened by coincidences of being twins. "This work, at least to me, appears a surprising effort of uncultivated genius: (John Newton, Review). Item #38915