London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. Hardcover. Very Good. No Dust Jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 8vo. In green cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. Minor bubbling to cloth of rear board and slightly cocked spine. Minor bumping to head/foot of spine. A few small areas of light discoloration to front board. Minor foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Inscription by the author on the half title page dated, "March 14, 1885." A rare find. 238 pages. LIT/042204. Very Good.
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1886. Hardcover. First Edition. A Presentation Copy, inscribed "Edward Shorthouse from his affectionate brother & sister J Henry & Sarah Shorthouse." John Henry Shorthouse (1834-1903) was an English novelist probably most famous for his book John Inglesant. The recipient was also an author. With the bookplate of Ohio book collector Paul Lemperly, with Lemperly's inscription stating that he received the book as a gift from Morris L. Parris, whose collection of Victorian novels is now at Princeton. Parrish's letter of presentation is inserted. Bound in original dark blue cloth with gilt stripes and embossed design on front cover and spine. In fine condition. Housed in a fine custom half-red morocco slipcase. Octavo. 300 pages. LIT/053013. Fine.