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
Description2 vols, 12mo, contemporary sheep, red leather labels, gilt rules and lettering.
CommentsA 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.