TALES AND NOVELS. In eighteen volumes by EDGEWORTH, Maria, 1767-1849

TALES AND NOVELS. In eighteen volumes by EDGEWORTH, Maria, 1767-1849
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TALES AND NOVELS. In eighteen volumes

London: Printed for Baldwin and Craddock [et al], 1832-33. Eighteen volumes, small octavo, 16.5 cm, in full period plum calf gilt, raised bands, two black morocco labels per volume, decorated compartments, sides with double fillets and corner roundels, marbled endpapers and page edges. Each volume with an extra engraved title-page and frontispiece. Scuff marks to the rear board of vol. I; slight rubbing to joints; two spine labels have small chips with small lettering loss; some labels have rubbing to gilt fillets; two volumes have rubbing at upper corner; one label has a vertical crack; all rubbing neatly touched up and leather dressing applied. Offsetting and occasional foxing to the engraved titles and frontispieces, else the contents are quite clean and sharp, last volume has a one inch split and small corner chip to top of front joint neatly repaired, inner hinge mildly cracked, other joints and hinges not cracked. In all, a handsome set. Contents: v. 1. CASTLE RACKRENT. An essay on Irish bulls. An essay on the noble science of self-justification -- v. 2. MORAL TALES. Forester. The Prussian vase. The good aunt -- v. 3. Angelina. The good French governess. Mademoiselle Panache. The Knapsack -- v. 4. POPULAR TALES. Lame Jervas. The will. The Limerick gloves. Out of debt out of danger. The lottery. Rosanna -- v. 5. Murad the unlucky. The manufacturers. The contrast. The grateful negro. Tomorrow -- v. 6. TALES OF FASHIONABLE LIFE. Ennui. The dun -- v. 7. Manoeuvring. Almeria (+ publisher’s advertisement)-- v. 8. Vivian -- v. 9. The absentee -- v. 10. The absentee (concluded). Madame de Fleury. Emilie de Coulanges. THE MODERN GRISELDA -- v. 11-12. BELINDA -- v. 13. LEONORA. LETTERS. Letter from a gentleman to his friends, upon the birth of a daughter. Answer to the preceding letter. Letters of Julia and Caroline. v. 14-15. PATRONAGE -- v. 16. Patronage (concluded). Love and law. The rose, thistle, and shamrock -- v. 17. Harrington. Thoughts on bores -- v. 18. ORMOND. "Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. She held advanced views, for a woman of her time, on estate management, politics and education, and corresponded with some of the leading literary and economic writers, including Sir Walter Scott and David Ricardo." - Wikipedia

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