1854 Scarce Victorian First Edition - The LAMPLIGHTER by Maria Susanna Cummins.
Author: Anon. (Maria Susanna Cummins).
Title: The Lamplighter.
Publisher: London, Clarke, Beeton and Co., Fleet Street, no date (1854). First Edition. This scarce first British edition, published in April 1854, was a joint imprint of Clarke, Beeton and John Cassell.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 412 pages.
Binding: Very good contemporary quarter calf leather binding with marbled boards (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, edges and corners worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on the half-title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the very nice frontispiece and the title vignette.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: Scarce First British edition of The Lamplighter -- The Lamplighter is a sentimental novel written by Maria Susanna Cummins and published in 1854, and a best-selling novel of its era. A female Victorian Bildungsroman, 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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