London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Longman, 1833.
First edition. pp. iv, 216. 1 vols. 12mo. Presentation Copy. Contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco, spine gilt, double fillet border and vignette of feather helmet in gilt to boards, a.e.g. Some rubbing, small (early) paper shelf label at base of spine. A nice copy, very good Not in Wolff; Garside & Mandal, The English Novel, 1830-1836, Appendix 2, A.19. OCLC: 41647182. Item #333473
A scarce anonymous novel.
The preface, pp. [iii]–iv, mentions the “sedendary life” of the author, “caused by an affliction of some years’ standing”, and notes that the work is designed for “the entertainment of the young”. One other title can be attributed to the same (anonymous) author, Mortimer Delmar and Highfield Tower, by the author of 'Conrad Blessington' (3 vols., London, 1838). Princeton holds a copy; Garside & Mandal report 5 copies in UK.
Inscribed and signed by the author on second blank: "Mrs. Mieville[?]/ with the kind love of the Authoress"
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