1863 Rare Book - The LAMPLIGHTER by Maria Susanna Cummins illustrated by JOHN GILBERT.
Author: Maria Susanna Cummins. (illustrator, JOHN GILBERT).
Title: The Lamplighter illustrated by John Gilbert.
Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne and Routledge, Farringdon Street, 1863. First edition illustrated by John Gilbert.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: 396 pages.
Binding: Attractive, beautiful, and very good, decorated full 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, all edges gilt).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated by John Gilbert.
The book: Rare in this nice binding! An attractive 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.
The illustrator: Sir John Gilbert RA (21 July 1817 – 5 October 1897) was a famous English artist, illustrator, and engraver.
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