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London: Bell and Daldy, 1866. Leather spine, with elaborate gilt designs. All edges gilt. Watered silk endpapers. Front cover gilt floral cameo, title, with French fillet and floral band bordering. Bottom corner of front cover has been broken, about 1/2" piece missing with small amount of cracking adjacent at lower edge. Very slight rubbing, minor scratches rear cover. Frontispiece portrait of the author has peripheral foxing. Text block is generally clean, but with intermittent foxing, usually peripheral. This is a new edition, published shortly after her death. Her first collected edition was published in 1861. This is the first edition with an introduction by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Dobson, Millais, Tenniel, Du Maurier and others. This appears to be a deluxe tortoise shell binding from the publisher. Eckels describes a binders cloth. See Eckels p.163. Ms. Proctor (1825-1864) was an English poet and philanthropist, working prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless. Her individual poems appeared in Dickens' "Household Words" and "All The Year Round". She was the favorite poet of Queen Victoria. . New Edition. Full Tortoise Shell. Light Wear/No Jacket. Small Quarto 7" x 9".
      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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