The Semi-Detached House.London, Chapman and Hall, 1872 Stock Code: 141044
NotesNew edition of Emily Eden's second novel. It "was published anonymously in 1859 with the help of her lifelong friend Lady Theresa Lewis, who negotiated Eden's termsno less than 300 and early publicationwith Richard Bentley, the publisher. In this lively satirical novel, the pregnant heroine Lady Blanche Chester, whose husband has been posted abroad, shares the middle-class home of the Hopkinsons with the nouveau riche Baron Sampson and his wife. Blanche revises her class prejudices after experiencing the warmth of the Hopkinson family" (ODNB).
Octavo. Contemporary dark green half morocco, flat raised bands, titles to compartments gilt, decorations to bands gilt, marbled sides, edges sprinkled red, pale brown endpapers.
Ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine faintly sunned, boards lightly rubbed, a few short splits along inner hinges, text block slightly strained in a couple of places. An excellent copy.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220