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Title:The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer - with numerous illustrations by Phiz
Price:GBP£50.00 (about USD$67.80)
Item ID:B009-4544
Publisher:William Curry, Jun. and Company, Dublin, Ireland, 1839
Illustrator:Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne)
Binding:Hardcover (Half Leather)
William Curry, Jun. and Company, 1839, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne)

half-leather binding over marbled boards with, to spine, five raised bands, gilt titles to red panels & extensive gilt decoration to other panels; marbled end-papers; frontis. illustration facing pictorial title page followed by regular title page, plus nineteen additional full-page plates scattered throughout the text; Charles Lever (1806-1872) was born in Dublin. His escapades at Trinity College, Dublin, where he took the degree in medicine in 1831, are drawn on for the plots of some of his novels. He began publishing The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer in the recently established Dublin University Magazine before it appeared in volume form as his first novel in 1839. Lever's writing was highly-regarded in his day, and Anthony Trollope praised Lever's novels when he said that they were just like his conversation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xv + 344. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact & now in archive acetate film protection. Heavy foxing to the illustrated pages but text pages mostly unfoxed. no Dust Jacket as published.. inside front cover the armorial bookplate of Sir Graves Sawle, Baronet of Penrice in the County of Cornwall. Marbled edges, faded. lacking the illustration facing page 120 (Dr Finucane and the Grey Mare). Illustrator: Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Novel; Irish Fiction; Irish Novels; Ireland; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4544.
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