1880 Scarce First Edition Book - KARL and THE QUEEN OF QUEER-LAND. Illustrated.
Author : Corbett, Mrs. E[lizabeth] T.
Title : KARL AND THE QUEEN OF QUEER-LAND.
Publisher : New York: American Book Exchange, 1880. First Edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 300 pages
Binding : Attractive, rare and good original illustrated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, lower corner of front cover worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining).
Illustrations : Nicely illustrated with a frontis and full page illustrations.
The book : Scarce and attractive First edition of Karl and the Queen of Queer-Land.
The Author : Mrs. Elizabeth T. Corbett ( -1899) was the author of nonsense verses. Very little is known about Elizabeth Corbett. Her known stand-alone works, with publication dates, are:
- Karl and the Queen of Queerland, 1880;
- 3 Wise Old Couples, 1881;
- "Jack and Jill" Comic Opera in 2 Acts, 1883;
- The Fairy of the Moonbeam, or Karl's Queer Stories, 1885 (probably a reprint of the 1880 book);
- Rustic Rhymes and Ballads: Comic Opera in 2 Acts, 1888.
She is referred to as a "popular poet of the late 1800's", and there are presumably additional poems of hers published in magazines of the times (e.g. "My Visit to Utopia"). All of her books were originally published in New York, so the location and dates of publications are consistent with a known gravestone for "Elizabeth T. Corbett" in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York (unknown-July 8, 1899).
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