The Final Reliques of Father Prout [The Rev. Francis Mahony].
The Final Reliques of Father Prout [The Rev. Francis Mahony].

The Final Reliques of Father Prout [The Rev. Francis Mahony].

London: Chatto & Windus, 1879. Early reprint. Hardcover. xvi, 532, 32 (adverts); plus the guarded frontis portrait, and a facsimile of a handwritten page. Prelims foxed, contents generally very clean, with few incidents of foxing. Pencilled marginalia noticed to two pages, easily erased, left for their possible interest. Original yellow endpapers, pastedown with residue from former bookplate. The text block consists of stapled gatherings, not entirely stable as the staples are rusting, but intact at present: should endure quite well with considerate handling. In the original binding of brown cloth decorated in black and titled in gilt. Firm and clean, spine a little dulled and puckered, ends frayed, one corner knocked. [The title page gives only 1876, the year of first printing, but the adverts, dated October 1879, make it clear that this is a reprint.] Early copies are not common. VG. Item #18793110

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