THE SEALED PACKET: a novel [Giulio Malatesta]
Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, no date, 1874. Octavo, original light brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt, dark brown endpapers. pp . (17)-407, , (16, catalogue), . Bit of wear to ends of lightly darkened spine; crease title leaf; small hole to pp 30-33 with loss of a few words; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. Presumed first US edition, ca 187-, of GIULIO MALATESTA (London, 1874). Like many of his novels, set in Italy, where he lived most of his life. Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810-92), was the elder brother of Anthonly Trollope. He was prolific and was a good writer, unustly neglected today. The present edition is scarce.