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Adventures of One Terence McGrant - 1871 James H. Lambert, Publisher

This book consists of comical letters written by the fictitious McGrant. The Terence McGrant sketches were first published in the Ripon (Wisconsin) Representative in 1866/1867. Peck left Ripon and went to New York with M. M. (Brick) Pomeroy in 1869. He continued to write the McGrant comic sketches at that time and it is those sketches that make up the "Adventures of One Terence McGrant".

The sketches are comical letters written in an Irish brogue and are illustrated by H. L. Stephens.

James H. Lambert was a newspaper colleague / friend of George Peck when Peck was working in New York. Lambert published the sketches in book form. Lambert went on to a career in the newspaper business becoming the managing editor of the Philadelphia Times. I can find no evidence that Lambert published any books besides this one.

This book was never reprinted by any other publisher after the first edition by Lambert.

Format 1. Blind stamped. Purple or green cloth. 7.5 x 5.25. 261 pages. 1871.


Last Revision: July 16, 2013