London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1843.
Leech, John. First Edition. Frontispiece in Vol. I of the author and 11 plates by John Leech. [iv], 326; [ii], 311, ; [ii], 325,  pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Original green blindstamped cloth, neatly repaired at spine ends. Very good. Bookplate of John Cameron Sadleir 3223a; Wolff 6814. Item #247235
Fanny Trollope's sixteenth novel — a melodramatic story of seduction, betrayal and infanticide. The novel served as a pointed critique of the 1834 Bastardy Clause, which absolved men of any financial responsibility towards children fathered out of wedlock. Public outcry provoked by the book led the law's repeal.
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