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EDGEWORTH, Maria.

Tales of Fashionable Life.

Availability: In stock

Published: London for J. Johnson, 1809-12

Stock Code: 70455

£1,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition of both series of tales, which feature stories in which a woman's life is the predominant theme. Maria Edgeworth was the leading Irish intellectual woman and the most commercially successful novelist of her age, vying with Jane Austen in terms of contemporary critical esteem. From the noted library of Frances Currer, which T. F. Dibdin considered placed her "at the head of all female collectors in Europe" (Reminiscences, 2.949).

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Description

6 volumes, octavo (176 x 104 mm). Contemporary lightly sprinkled calf, smooth spines with gilt rope-roll bands, dark blue morocco labels, gilt-numbered direct.

Illustrations

Engraved bookplates of Mathew Wilson in first 3 vols; bookplates of Frances Mary Richardson Currer in every vol.

Condition

Extremities a little rubbed, one headband exposed, a small amount of sporadic foxing, still a pleasing set.

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