1888 Scarce First US Edition - The Knight Errant by Edna Lyall. A Victorian Romance.
Author: Edna Lyall. Pseudonym of Ada Ellen Bayly.
Title: The Knight Errant.
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton And Company, 1888. First American Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5.5".
Pages: viii-396 + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in this binding variant!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, gift note of a previous 1888 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: A scarce first US edition of "The Knight Errant," penned by the esteemed Victorian writer Edna Lyall (pseudonym for Ada Ellen Bayly). Set against the backdrop of the Victorian era, this novel weaves a compelling romance, imbued with the societal norms and tensions of its time. The elegant full-cloth binding and the unique design variant make it a sought-after collectible. With a thoughtful gift note from an 1888 owner, it stands as a testament to the book's historical significance and enduring charm.
The author: Ada Ellen Bayly (25 March 1857 – 8 February 1903), better known by her pseudonym Edna Lyall, was a renowned English author during the late 19th century. With her novels characterized by their strong moral vision and an acute sense of social justice, she became a voice for the marginalized and oppressed. Through her writings, Lyall often expressed her fervent beliefs in equality, freedom, and understanding, making her works resonant and relevant even in contemporary times. "The Knight Errant" is but one of her many works that delve into the human spirit's strength, resilience, and capacity for love.
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