Item #368704 Discipline: A Novel. By the Author of 'Self-Control'. Mrs. Mary Balfour Brunton.
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Discipline: A Novel. By the Author of 'Self-Control'.

Philadelphia: Published by M. Carey & M. Thomas. G. Palmer, Printer, 1815.

Price: $400.00

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Second American Edition, after Boston edition of the same year (First London edition was 1814). 2 vols. 12mo. DAVID BELACSO'S COPY. Contemporary calf, with gilt stamp ownership imprint on upper covers of each volume "Isabella J. Kirk." Bookplate of David Belasco (1853-1931) in each volume. Missing enpapers, some wear to title-page, else VG.

Item #368704

The second of Mary Brunton's (1778-1818) three novels.

"A great novel written in the first person which tells of a spoiled young woman's journey to maturity and love. Great details of the London season and Scottish city and country life. Novel covers great themes such as jealousy, pride, suicide, sexual harassment, the oppression of the poor, true friendship, and true love. The novel includes also a great ball scene, a fashionable auction scene, a wonderful masquerade scene, a scary madhouse scene, and some vivid depictions of the horror of poverty." - Cathy Decker.