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The Widow of the Wood. by [VICTOR  (Benjamin)]: - Hardcover - from John Price Antiquarian Books (SKU: 9683)

The Widow of the Wood.

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The Widow of the Wood.

by [VICTOR (Benjamin)]:

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London: Printed for C. Corbett..., 1755. FIRST LONDON EDITION. 12mo, 183 x 110 mms., pp. [iv] v - vii [viii blank], 208, including half-title, bound in 19th century half roan, marbled boards, top edge gilt, title in gilt on spine; binding a bit worn, but a good copy. ESTC notes, "On the intimacy and alleged marriage between Ann Whitby and Sir William Wolseley." The Monthly Review noticed the work and commented, "This recites the scandalous conduct of a lady who had the wickedness to marry a third husband, the second still living: both marriages falling within the space of one month. The law-proceedings consequent hereupon, fill the greatest part of the book; which has this singular circumstance attending it, that whereas many romances have imposed upon the public by title-pages contrived with design to pass them for true history; so here we have a true history with the title of a novel; which has led many into the mistaken supposition of its being a work of imagination." This appears to be ESTC, with St. in italic, an ornament with flowers on the title-page, an urn and two birds on page 206, and a squirrel ornament on page 208.


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The Widow of the Wood.
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London: Printed for C. Corbett..., 1755
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A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [more]
Marbled boards
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top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [more]

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