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The Christmas Hirelings
London - Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. 1894 - A first edition of Braddon's Christmas novel, illustrated throughout. First Edition. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. With numerous illustrated plates and illustrations in the text by F. H. Townsend. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (4 October 1835 4 February 1915) was a British Victorian era popular novelist. Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing more than 80 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition as well as fortune. The novel has been in print ever since its publication, and has been dramatised and filmed several times. Braddon also founded Belgravia magazine (1866), which presented readers with serialised sensation novels, poems, travel narratives, and biographies, as well as essays on fashion, history and science. The magazine was accompanied by lavish illustrations and offered readers a source of literature at an affordable cost. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with some shelfwear and slight cockling to the cloth of the boards. Some fading to the front board. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. A few scattered spotsand marks. Ink inscription to half title, dated 1895. Some chipping to the fore-edge of the rear free endpaper. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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