Anonymous (Charles Maturin)
Title Women; Or, Pour et Contre. A Tale. By the Author of "Bertram," &c. (Volume One only)
Book Condition Very Good (Minus)
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Edinburgh James Ballantyne and Co. (for Others) 1818
Seller ID 004247
Edinburgh: James Ballantyne and Co. (for Others), 1818. This is the fourth novel by the Irish Protestant clergyman Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824). He was a friend of Byron and Scott, and an active participant in the early 19th-century literary fascination with the Gothic. Most famous for "Melmoth the Wanderer," this is a more conventional romance, set in Dublin.Rare. This is Volume One only of the original three, a Very Good (Minus) copy. Original calf binding with fancy gilt ruling; five raised bands on the spine; endpapers and page ends are marbled. Clean text; v, 275 pages. Front paste-down has a bookplate of barrister and author Alan Maxcey Galer. The textblock is Near Fine, very bright and clear, without foxing. However, the binding has split at the spine, causing the separation of the front cover and starting of the rear. Please note this condition issue. Quercus must offer this book as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. Quercus considers this an excellent candidate for a quality rebind.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. First Edition.