1870 Scarce Victorian signed Book - Midsummer Eve : a fairy tale of loving and being loved
Author : Anna Maria Hall (Mrs. S. C. Hall)
Title : Midsummer Eve : a fairy tale of loving and being loved.
Publisher : London, John Camden Hotten. 1870.
Language : Text in English
Size : 9 " X 7 "
Pages : 270 pages
Binding : Attractive and Good original cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed mainly on top of spine - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, some foxing and staining mainly on endpaper and preliminary and very last pages, scarce photos of the author and her husband on the ffep with their signatures underneath each).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated.
The book : Attractive edition of the most beautiful of all Mrs. Hall's books. The story of an Irish girl who was born, after her father's death, on Midsummer's Eve and was thus the 'rightful property' of the fairies.
The author: Anna Maria Hall (6 January 1800 – 30 January 1881) was an Irish novelist who often published as "Mrs. S. C. Hall". She married Samuel Carter Hall, a writer on art, who described her in Retrospect of a Long Life, from 1815 to 1883. She was born Anna Maria Fielding in Dublin, but left Ireland for England at the age of 15.
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