Book Description

Small 8vo, pp. [2], [122], [2 publisher’s advert] + b/w frontis. Red cloth, spine and upper board lettered in black, teal and mustard decoration. Spine cocked, lightly soiled, bruising to extremities, faint spotting to edges, offsetting to feps, occasional marks, else, clean. Jisc LHD lists 4 holdings in the UK (BL, Bodleian, Cambridge and NLS). A good+ copy of an unusual Victorian children’s novel.
Dealer Notes
One of the Shilling Books from Uncle Dick’s Library; fellow titles included Beatrice and Brian by Helen Briston: “A very prettily told story about a wayward little lady and a large mastiff dog, specially adapted for girls” (Derbyshire Advertiser). The brief publisher’s catalogue bound in at the rear advertises “Foolscap 8vo, 128 pp. Cloth, gilt lettered”; a description that doesn’t fit this book: perhaps, a later, cheaper binding? Moreover, the Bodleian’s copy includes a 16-page publisher’s catalogue.

Emilie Searchfield (1844–1911) wrote around 20 titles for children between 1876-1900, often with a religious bent.
Author SEARCHFIELD, Emilie
Date 1885
Publisher London: T. Woolmer
Condition Good+

Price: £45.00

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