1900 · New York
In the dining-room of a small house on the east side of Arlington Street, which at that period — 1742 — was the Ministerial street, Mr. and Mrs. Northey sat awaiting Sophia."
This romance is illustrated with 12 black and white plates (including the frontispiece) by productive English illustrator Christine "Chris" Hammond. Stanley J. Weyman's stories were immensely popular during his day (1855–1928), but they are now often forgotten among other Victorian works. This is a first American edition, published one year after the London first.
Binding: Publisher's navy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. On front board, gilt lettering and a moonlit water scene stamped in light blue, black, and white. Top edge gilt.
Provenance: On the front free endpaper, the name-stamp of Sarah E. Lembeck, with her initials also written in pencil and stamped in ink. Binding as above; light rubbing to extremities and small scrape to front board. Provenance as above, some ink transfer to front pastedown. A nice copy in an interesting, moody, Arts & Crafts–style binding. (Inventory #: 37561)