no date [ca 1869] · Boston
Early U.S. edition of British writer Richardson's entry in the genre of "convent literature," those gothic and semi-gothic anti-Catholic fictional accounts of life in Catholic convents.
Binding: Publisher's green cloth stamped in gilt on front cover with title and a vignette of a nun in prayer at an altar. Bound as above; a little frayed at spine tips, corners a little bumped, a little discoloration to forepart of back cover; gilt very bright. Bookplate roughly removed from front pastedown, exposing the underlying board, and front free endpaper gone (possibly also to eliminate old private ownership marks?). Text age-toned; the occasional spot, only. (Inventory #: 36574)