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The Royal Captives: A Fragment of Secret History copies from an Old Manuscript
Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, 1795. First American edition. Published the same year as the first edition. There were two additional volumes published in London but these did not appear in America. The only edition of the full four volume that we could locate as published in America was an edition from 1974. 1 vols. 12mo. Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary sheep, morocco label. Rubbed, some chipping of tail of spine and edges, endpapers removed, K gathering in first volume torn with some loss of text, browning and staining, else a good copy with the contemporary signature and notations of Noah Clark. First American edition. Published the same year as the first edition. There were two additional volumes published in London but these did not appear in America. The only edition of the full four volume that we could locate as published in America was an edition from 1974. 1 vols. 12mo. The Bristol Milkwoman's Gothic Mystery. A gothic romance based upon THE MYSTERY OF THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK. The authoress, a "verse-writer" was a Bristol milkwoman who was brought to Hannah More's attention by her cook. More edited her verses and arranged publication as well as providing her with education and an income. Yearsley and More fell out over the financial arrangment for Yearsley's "Poems on Several Occasions". Shipton & Mooney 29933; Block p. 257; Summers "A Gothic Bibliography" p. 218; Tompkins "Popular Novel in England" p. 272 (these last three for the first edition)
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