1870 Rare Book - The LAMPLIGHTER by Maria Susanna Cummins.
Author: Maria Susanna Cummins.
Title: The Lamplighter.
Publisher: London, Milner and Sowerby, no date (circa 1870).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: 448 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full blue cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining - as shown, name of a previous 1873 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the very nice frontispiece illustration and the vignette's title.
The book: Rare and nice early edition of The Lamplighter -- a sentimental novel written by Maria Susanna Cummins and published in 1854, and a best-selling novel of its era. The Lamplighter tells the story of Gertrude Flint, an abandoned and mistreated orphan rescued at the age of eight by Trueman Flint, a lamplighter, from her abusive guardian, Nan Grant. Gertrude is lovingly raised and taught virtues and religious faith. She becomes a moralistic woman. In adulthood, she is rewarded for her long-suffering with marriage to a childhood friend.
The author: Maria Susanna Cummins (April 9, 1827 – October 1, 1866) was an American novelist. She was the author of the widely popular novel The Lamplighter.
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