Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Fair
Three volumes in original brown cloth, framed and lettered in dark brown on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. [Volume II is in a slightly different shade of brown]. Corners and spine ends bumped and scuffed, W. H. Smith's Subscription Library plates on front free endpapers, later plain endpapers in volume III, inner joint papers cracking /chipped, but all joints tight, light foxing. A fair to good set. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [viii] + 244pp; II - [viii] + 256pp; III - [viii] + 244pp. A review in The Spectator summarises the plot thus: "We are introduced to two beautiful sisters. One of them has been secretly married ; she goes mad; her mother gives her an over-strong opiate, and kills her. The other sister becomes the mistress of a rich man, marries an old lover, who does not know of her degradation, and is opportunely killed by a carriage accident when it is about to be discovered.". A heavy 3-volume set which will require additional postage.