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THEO LEIGH. A Novel. Library of Select Novels No. 255
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1865. 1st US edition. Not in Wolff. Publisher's original printed buff paper wrappers. Slight roll to volume. General wear & soiling to wrappers. A respectable VG copy.. 158, [2] pp. Text double column. Last 2 pages publisher adverts. 8vo. 9-1/8" x 5-3/4" Thomas wrote by necessity, doing so to support herself after her father passed. She authored 60+ novels, which Margaret Oliphant & Charlotte Yonge were said to loathe, with this title, ".. another very feeble story, pomposly told", with just enough "spice to keep the pages turning." [Feminist Companion to Lit in Eng, p. 1073]. However, Tinsley, one of her publishers, described her thusly: "a bright, merry, light-hearted girl, and a writer of bright, easy-reading fiction, of which she could write acres in a short time ..." A publisher's dream author, it seems, though now somewhat faded in current reputation & scholarly attention. This one of her earlier efforts, quite scarce in this edition & condition, with OCLC showing just 7 institutional holdings [none west of the Rockies].
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