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A Devotee: An Episode in the Life of a Butterfly

by Cholmondeley, Mary

Price: $3,000.00
from: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


  • Seller Inventory #: 399839
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Edward Arnold
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1897
  • Keywords: EnglishLiterature, Women, PopularCulture

London: Edward Arnold, 1897. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Octavo. pp. [1-9] 10-211 [212-224 (publisher's advertisements)]. Publisher's blue-grey cloth blocked on the front cover with a decorative design in black, lettered on the spine in gold. Author's presentation copy (to her brother?) inscribed on a paper slip neatly laid-down on the front free endpaper: "With Mary's Love, March 10th '97." Corners lightly bumped, a bright, fine copy. Both Sadleir and Wolff go out of their way to praise Cholmondeley and this work in particular. Sadleir: "She is an excellent example of the not-so-long-ago front-rank novelist, whose books in good condition are extraordinarily difficult to find." Wolf: "A very interesting story psychologically, Freudian case-history observed with clinical detachment." A beautiful presentation copy. *Sadleir* 549; *Wolff* 1211.