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Title:Original Letters from India (1779 -- 1815) with Introductory and Terminal notes By EM Forster
Price:AUD$26.40 (about USD$18.20)
Item ID:SB00-0234735
Publisher:Leonard & Virginia Wolf at the Hogarth Press, London, 1925
Illustrator:frontispiece Illustration
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Poor (ex-library)
Dust Jacket:No
Leonard & Virginia Wolf at the Hogarth Press, 1925, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Poor (ex-library), Dust Jacket Condition: No, First, Illustrated By: frontispiece Illustration

288 pages, indexed, with introductory notes by EM Forster, a facsimile of Mrs Fay's portrait, the original letters from India by Mrs Fay, reprinted from the 1st edition of 1817, and terminal notes by EM Forster. The book bears a bookplate for the Seafarers' Education Service on the front paste down, with an additional informatory plate pasted to the front free end page. There is a circular rubber stamp from the Education Service on the title page. The edges of the text block are age, and have trace of foxing, the end pages are offset tanned, but the main damage, is to the Green cloth of the binding, which is flecked, with some discolouration from handling (mishandling) with rubbing at the head and tail of the spine. "Eliza Fay is a work of art. But she was also a historical character, who wielded and resumed a pen, and from that point of view some brief notes may be acceptable; the reader can be trusted to forget them as soon as he enters her tremendous presence and gazes upon a pre-potent form. (See frontispiece). -- From the introduction page 7 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: frontispiece Illustration. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sexuality & Gender; Letters; Local History -- India; Inventory No: 0234735.
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