[Tonna] (Charlotte Elizabeth)


A Letter to Miss Martineau.

Description: FIRST EDITION, small hole in title-page in the blank area between the title and the author's name masked by a clipped printed signature of R.M. Ballantyne, sometime folded and the last page slightly soiled, pp. 16, small 8vo, modern boards, printed paper label on upper cover

Publication Details: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, 1844

Notes: The author's name on the title-page is given as Charlotte Elizabeth, her usual nom de plume, but the letter is signed with the addition of her married name, Tonna. The letter was occasioned by a series of articles in the Athenaeum by Harriet Martineau recounting her late cure by Mesmerism. The series ran to 6, but Charlotte Elizabeth could restrain herself no longer after the third. Charlotte Elizabeth was a voluminous author, almost all her work being of a religious (and anti-Catholic) nature, and this Letter is no exception. In essence she accuses Martineau of 'Blasphemy against the Holy Gho...more

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Price: £750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1844

Stock Number: 63299

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