Personal Recollections

[ Tona ], Charlotte Elizabeth
Publication Date 1843
Publisher John S. Taylor
Binding Hardback
Condition Good copy
SKU 21398
Notes The inscription is hard to read, though clearly dated, and inscribed as ‘from’ which is written before the printed author name so it does not have a signature to end the inscription. Dark green cloth is heavily decorated in gilt to the spine and blind impressed to both boards. Gilt is bright but there are at least 6 small patches of surface loss to the spine and some wear to the spine ends. The boards have minor marks and are surface scuffed. There is a section roughly cut from the fixed front endaper, presumably removing a previous owner’s name, and has left exposed board. Binding is sound. Text is somewhat foxed.

Description

Hardback. 357pp. Inscribed by the author, dated March 1844. Memoir of writer Charlotte Elizabeth (born Browne, then Phelan and later Tona) who used the pen name Charlotte Elizabeth to escape her abusive first husband. English born Charlotte Elizabeth married an Irishman, and began her writing career in Dublin. She wrote extensively on women's rights as well as in the service of evangelical Protestant thought as well as children’s stories. Very hard to find anything inscribed by Tona. First US edition.
Price: £150.00
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