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Herbert Lacy. In three volumes
London - Henry Colburn 1828 - A scarce complete set and first edition of this nineteenth-century novel. First Edition bound without half titles. Complete in three volumes. Thomas Henry Lister (1800- 5 June 1842) was an English novelist and Registrar General. His novels include Granby (1826), Herbert Lacy (1828) and Arlington (1832). Granby is an early example of the silver fork novel, and was favourably reviewed by Sydney Smith in the Edinburgh Review. He was also the author of a Life of Clarendon. In 1830, he published a story entitled A Dialogue for the Year 2130, which might be described as an early example of science fiction or 'futuristic' writing, of the kind later popularized by Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. In 1836 he was appointed as the first Registrar General for England and Wales, to head the new General Register Office. He was responsible for setting up the system of civil registration of births, deaths and marriages, and organization of the 1841 UK Census. He died of tuberculosis in 1842, whilst resident at Adelphi Terrace, London. Condition: Rebacked in calf with the original boards laid down. Externally, some rubbing to the original boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just the odd spot or mark. Small marginal tears to p. 181 and p. 183 of volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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