London: Printed for R. Hunter...and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1817. First edition. Issued without half-titles. Minor cover staining, small chip at foot of spine of Volume II. Tear expertly repaired on pp. 309-10, affecting text but with no loss. Binding extremities rubbed, occasional light foxing. A good set. Contemporary calf, gilt spines with burgundy and black morocco labels. Three volumes, twelvemo. , iv, 521; , 422; , 352 pp. Item #15311
“The first of these tales, Harrington, was occasioned by an extremely well written letter, which Miss Edgeworth received from America, from a Jewess, complaining of the illiberality, with which the Jewish nation had been treated in some of Miss Edgeworth’s works” (preface). In Harrington, the Christian hero is in love with a Jewish woman.