1882 Scarce Victorian Book ~ Cinderella by Seccombe bound with an original Typescript of What Happened After by Jane Stuart Wortley.
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Author: Retold in Rhyme by Lieut.-Colonel Seccombe: Illustrated by Emrik & Binger.
Title: The Good Old Story of Cinderella Re - Told in Rhyme with Seventy Illustrations By the Author and Twelve Fullpage Plates Printed in Colour By Emrik and Binger.
Publisher : London: Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand. New York: A.C.Armstrong and Son, no date (circa 1882). First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9.5 "X 8.5 "
Pages: 47 pages + 29 typescript pages, with handwritten corrections, entitled "What Happened Afterwards" by the famous English Philanthropist Jane Stuart Wortley dated July 1892 and dedicated to Colonel Seccombe (unpublished).
Binding: Attractive, beautiful, very good illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright but the color illustrations margins are worn, chipped, and fragile, there is some foxing and staining -as shown, and the last color plate "The Wedding" was removed(missing) to be replaced by the tapescript "What Happened Afterwards" that has been bound at the rear of the book).
Illustrations: With 11 of the 12 color illustrations. The last color plate "The Wedding" was removed(missing) to be replaced by the tapescript "What Happened Afterwards" that has been bound at the rear of the book
Estimate: (USD 200 -USD 300)
The book: Scarce edition of Cinderella with a unique original tapescript by Jane Stuart Wortley.
The author of the tapescript: Jane Stuart-Wortley or Jane Thompson; Jane Lawley (5 December 1820 – 4 February 1900) was a famous English philanthropist. In 1846, her husband was sworn in as a Privy Counsellor. In 1852 she became a woman of influence when she inherited a considerable fortune from her father. Her husband held office as Solicitor General for England and Wales under Lord Palmerston from 1856 until May 1857. He had to resign in 1858 due to spinal injuries sustained in a riding accident. He and Jane left London to live at Upper Sheen House near Mortlake where she cared for him. He became worse in 1869 and they moved back to London. In London Jane was able to delegate the care of James at least in part to their daughters. Jane was now more available to find her own interests. She took a great interest in schemes in London that were aimed at improving the lot of the poor. She supported the East London Nursing Association which since 1868 had supplied a network of District Nurses in east London. Each parish supplied funds and lodging for their nurse and matrons would ensure supervision. Stuart-Wortley's husband died in 1881 and she died at Ripley House in Ripley, Surrey, on 4 February 1900, aged 79
The author of the book : Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Strong Seccombe (1840-1899).
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1882 Scarce Victorian Book ~ Cinderella by Seccombe bound with an original Typescript of What Happened After by Jane Stuart Wortley. Price List