The Pretty Widow. A novel.

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. First edition. Corners rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Gordon Gordon-Cumming (1848-1930), barrister and joint author of The Baccarat Case (1932). An excellent copy. Contemporary red quarter roan over decorative boards. Two vols, twelvemo. [4], 290; [4], 298 pp. Item #7480

One of a handful of comic novels by the inventor of the first comic strip character in English. Ross created the characters Ally Sloper and his friend Ikey Moses in the late 1860s; the big-headed Ally became enormously popular, achieving legendary status.

Sutherland, Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction, p. 545. Not in Wolff. Only the “new edition” mentioned in OCLC.

Price: $500.00

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