Tales of Real Life. Forming a Sequel to Miss Edgeworth’s Tales of Fashionable Life. ANONYMOUS.

Tales of Real Life. Forming a Sequel to Miss Edgeworth’s Tales of Fashionable Life.

Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by J. & A. Humphreys, 1810.
Edition: One of two American editions published in 1810, priority not known; the first London edition was also published in 1810.
Bibliographical References: Neither American edition is in American Bibliography; OCLC records three copies with this Philadelphia imprint (AAS, Rutgers & LCP), and one with a New York Inskeep & Bradford imprint (Harvard); cf. Garside, Raven & Schöwerling, The English Novel, 1770-1829, 1810: 18, for the first English edition.
Condition: Bindings well worn, but sound; lacking the free endpaper and blank in volume two; moderately foxed; a good copy. Rare.
Book ID: 23191

Description

2 vols, 12mo, contemporary sheep, red leather labels, gilt rules and lettering.

Comments

A collection of 36 tales written in the manner of Maria Edgeworth's popular Tales of Fashionable Life (1809), but on topics with somewhat more Gothic elements: castles, conspiracies, robbers, a baroness overcomes three murderers with her charm and persuasion, etc.

Price: $375.00

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