Paywicke.

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Paywicke.

Or The Beginning of Hope.

Description: FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece of phaeton, occasional spots to initial leaves and engraving off-setting, trimmed at fore-margin touching title-page letters, pp. 206, 8vo, [bound with:] Author of 'The Military Blacksmith'. Caroline Lindsay. The Laird's Daughter. Edinburgh: William Oliphant, 1827, FIRST EDITION, half title, engraved frontispiece of Scottish landscape, without final publisher's advertisement leaf, half title with short tear at lower margin, occasional spots and off-setting to initial leaves, pp. [ii], 175 (prelims vii [i], 7-1750, later 19th-century half calf, marbled boards, spine with gilt-tooled panels between raised bands, edges rubbed, boards with abrasions, both endpaper and half title of second work with contemporary prize inscriptions to Margaret Brown for writing and arithmetic (18,.. trimmed) and 'Great attention and improvement' (1828), good

Publication Details: Edinburgh: Printed for Waugh and Innes, 1826 1826

Notes: Two scarce Scottish juvenile titles with a religious character from a period of rapid expansion in this area. The first title is reviewed in The Baptist Magazine, vol. 18, 1826, as one of an avalanche of such works, following the success of Miss Kennedy's 'The Decision'; many, the reviewer states, are not of great worth, but this author's 'descriptions are marked by great fidelity, and the most happy introduction of Christian sentiments..', and the final death-bed scene 'is one of the most touching things we have read.' The Preface of the second title outlines the object of the story, to remin...more

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Price: £500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1826

Stock Number: 69363

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