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Hassan: Or, The Child Of The Pyramid. An Egyptian Tale.
London.: John W. Parker., 1857. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes in original brown blind stamped ribbed cloth with gilt titles on spine. Volume 1 has 4 pages of contents + 301 pages + a 2 page catalogue followed by a 10 page catalogue. Volume 2 has 4 page of prelims and 326 pages + advert leaf. Condition. Some wear to cloth and corners bumped, volume 2 lacks front free endpaper and the colour from the endpaper has transfered to the title page, uncut edges and a lean out-of-true slight but felt. NOT ex-library. A good set of this scarce Victorian novel. Author and Diplomat, Consul General in Cairo until 1853. Wrote 2 works of fiction inc The Prairie Bird and this. He also wrote "Travels In North America" from his service there trying to secure a Government position, but eventually being appointed to Victoria's Gov't. There is an inscription to the endpaper of volume 1 of "Lady Selina Henry of Hatherley Villa, Cheltenham 1858". She was the daughter of the Marquis of Hastings, died in 1867. There was a large scandal surrounding her at one time.
      [Bookseller: Colophon Books. PBFA]
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