Item #333570 Florence Sackville; or, Self-Dependence. An Autobiography by Mrs. Burbury. Edwina J. Burbury.
Florence Sackville; or, Self-Dependence. An Autobiography by Mrs. Burbury

Florence Sackville; or, Self-Dependence. An Autobiography by Mrs. Burbury.

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1852.

First American edition of author's first novel. Issued as Library of Select Novels No. 164. 184pp. 8vo. Publisher's tan printed wrappers have light wear, spine has few short tears, with half-inch chip at tips, scattered foxing and spotting to text, with very small light brown stain (barely visible) at blank top edge margin of a few leaves, else a very good copy Item #333570

A novel, set in Ireland, about a young girl "placed in difficult circumstances."

Edwina Jane Burbury (1818–1870), wife of Thomas Potter Burbury, was from the West Midlands, England. It is reported that Thomas Burbury ran off with Edwina's sister, but the couple returned later to live in her house to avoid a scandal. As her husband's health was poor, she began to write to support them all. She is also the author of The Grammar School Boys: A Tale of School-boy Life (1854) and Mabel Trevor; or the Pearl Necklace (1852), etc.

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