Publisher: London: Office of the Illustrated London Library, 1852.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Loeber, Guide to Irish Fiction, C95; Sadleir 514; Wolff 1117.
Condition: Cloth a little rubbed and faded; paper turned a shade of brown, but not brittle; very good copy. Carleton's novels in original cloth are uncommon.
Book ID: 23184
Description2 vols, 8vo, original silver- and blind-stamped red cloth, gilt lettering. Two frontispieces and eight plates.
CommentsA novel about the Irish Squander family that reads like a polemic and eventually turns into more of a political essay than fiction. Binder's ticket of Leighton & Son on the rear paste-down of volume one. See Sadleir for a discussion of the bindings, of which he considers this one to most likely be the first.