The University of Chicago Press, 1976. 8vo (8.75 x 5.5 in.), 251 pp. Blue cloth, backstrip titled in gilt. Dustjacket with one inch tear to top of spine panel, else very good overall. The history and market context of novel publishing 1830-1870 with dedicated chapters on Thackerey’s Henry Esmond, Charles Kingsley’s Westward Ho!, Trollope, Lever and Ainsworth, Dickens, Eliot’s Middlemarch and Thomas Hardy. (Inventory #: 107444)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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