Title THE SISTERS; OR, THE HISTORY OF LUCY & CAROLINE SANSON, ENTRUSTED TO A FALSE FRIEND. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE. COOKE'S EDITION.
Book Condition Good
Edition Cooke's Edition.
Publisher London C. Cooke
Illustrator R. Corbould. Engraved by C. Warren.
Seller ID 30498
vi, xii, 316 pp, (4) pp publisher's catalogue, 16 mo (6 1/4" H). No date - c1800. Leather spine with five raised bands with gilt banding, red leather title label with gilt lettering. Leather corners, brown paper-covered boards. Edges of text block untrimmed. Four b&w plates (including frontispiece) by R. Corbould, engraved by C. Warren - noted as "Printed for C. Cooke. April 28 1798". Small b&w decoration on title page and 3 small b&w decorative tailpieces. Charles Cooke was located at 17 Paternoster Row from 1789-1817, and began publishing a series of small format classics "embellished with engravings c1793." "The Sisters" is the story of Lucy and Caroline Sanson who, heading to London to find their fortunes, instead find a world of vice and sorrow. Contains a four page "Preface by the Editor" and 12 page "The Life of The Reverend William Dodd, LL.D." The author, the Rev. Dr. William Dodd (1729-1777) was hung at Tyburn for forgery when, finding his income unable to keep up with his lavish lifestyle, he forged a bond in the name of his former pupil, the Earl of Chesterfield. Light foxing/browning on frontispiece/plates and adjacent pages, a few tiny scattered foxing marks throughout pages, very small blue ink stain on front free endpaper, some moderate browning/staining at edges of rear endpapers, age darkening/browning to edges of text block and to edges of some pages. light curling-in of board corners, light to moderate edge wear to boards including several tiny dents at top edges, heavy browning to paper on boards.