Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth.
Title JULIA MAITLAND or PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher E.P Dutton & Co. [New York]/ Griffith & Farran [London]. No date. (None). [Circa 1882].
Seller ID 50-0707
160pp + 16pp Dutton catalog. 16mo. Dark blue cloth with the front cover diestamped with an illustration in black & green of 3 little girls under a tree, and the title within a gilt panel. Spine bears the title in gilt & is diestamped with leaves. Pale yellow endpapers. Frontispiece & 3 other b/w plates illustrated John Absolon. Front pastedown endpaper has a small printed Bookseller's plate [B.B. Mitchell, Druggist & Bookseller, Troy, PA.] and the free endpaper is signed in pencil 'Ruth M. Peck Troy, Penna.' Ruth Peck (1880 - 1960) was the daughter of Peleg Peck (1831 - 1910), an attorney in Troy, PA, and a great, great granddaughter of the patriot, Patrick Henry, through her mother, Mary Virginia Cardwell (1848 - 1913). Some spots of foxing on back of free endpaper, short title page, back of the frontispiece, & very occasionally on later pages; top edge dusty o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. SEE PHOTO.
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