Harrington, A Tale; and Ormond, A Tale. In three volumes
Edgeworth, Maria.

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. [2], iv, 521; [2], 422; (Item ID: 15311)

$750.00

“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.

Slade 18A.

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