Item #339687 The Cousin [A Short Story] by Mrs. Mitford. Mitford Mrs.
The Cousin [A Short Story] by Mrs. Mitford
The Cousin [A Short Story] by Mrs. Mitford
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The Cousin [A Short Story] by Mrs. Mitford.

London: Darton & Co, [No Date/ but 1849].

First edition. 16pp. sewn, illustrated (with five engraved text vignettes)[ads on rear cover list "Mrs. Sherwood's Works, Published by Darton and Co."]. Pictorial wrappers, Moderate wear on spine, light wear and soiling to extremities of covers, with abrasion on lower front cover (half-inch square, causing partial loss to last few letters of publisher's printed price), else a very good copy, with the text fresh and clean [date supplied by the British Library (only recorded copy); cf. Darton, 'The Dartons (A Bibliography)'; cf. Brown, 'London publishers and Printers c. 1800-1870', p. 53; not in Osborne]. Item #339687

Scarce; not in Osborne. OCLC locates only a single worldwide holding [British Library]; not among the holdings of the publisher's "Darton Archive," held by Princeton (Cotsen Children's Library), which does note five other titles from this series.

A morality tale for children, about two cousins, juxtaposing "James' self-denial, humility and industry" with Frederick (who is "Idle and willful," and described as "strangely rude").

Price: $300.00 Free Domestic Delivery