Limited edition of 250 copies. Quarter-cloth and marbled paper boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, 8vo, 23 cm, xxxii, 252,  pp, 8 collotype plates, 4 facs. Approximately 50 entries. Scarce. From the blurb to the dustwrapper (which is not present here): " Mrs. Slade is already well-known under her maiden name, Bertha Coolidge, as a bibliographer and literary student of untiring zeal and accuracy. But Mrs. Slade has needed all her experience and all her enterprise, to bring to a triumphant conclusion her "tribute" to Maria Edgeworth. She has worked out as completely as is ever likely to be possible the bewildering history of the six volumes of The Parent's Assistant, and of the ten little sections of Early Lessons. She has located and registered Maria Edgeworth's contributions to other books; has examined her collected editions; has throughout analysed, in full bibliographical detail, all the editions of the principal works, showing alterations of text or make-up; and added the facts of American, French, German, Italian and Spanish issue, where these have been discoverable by research both in the United States and the countries of Europe. Nor is Mrs. Slade's book a bibliography pure and simple. It contains a long biographical introduction; extracts from letters (published and unpublished) bearing on Miss Edgeworth's books; prefatory paragraphs to a discussion of each work, telling its writing-history and placing it in relation to the literature of the time; and is finely illustrated in collotype and line with material of personal as well as of bibliographical interest." Warmly inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper "Inscribed for Lucy in affectionate remembrance of many happy associations " and dated March 30th, 1938. Lacking the dustwrapper and marbled board slipcase in which copies were issued. Very Good.
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