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30 April 2015
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[MUSGRAVE, Agnes.] Edmund of the forest. An historical novel. London: printed for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press, Leadenhall-Street, 1797. 4 volumes, 12° (169 x 100mm). Engraved frontispiece in vol. I. (Leaves I.E5-6 starting, small worming at head of gutter from gathering I.L to end,title to vol. II with 40mm tear but without loss, gathering II.B loose, a few scattered insignificant spots.) Contemporary tree half calf over blue marbled paper-covered boards, vellum tips, red and black morocco gilt spine labels (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl (1755-1830, armorial bookplates).
EXTREMELY RARE NOVEL BY ONE OF THE FEW FEMALE WRITERS OF GOTHIC LITERATURE. Summers p.303; ESTC N9105 reporting only 4 copies: BL, New York Society, Rice University, and University of Virginia. We have been unable to trace any copy selling at auction in the past 40 years (ABPC/RBH).
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