Adventures of One Terence McGrant - 1871 James H.
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.