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Essays written in the character of "Cornelius O'Dowd" and published anonymously.
Charles James Lever (1806 – 1872) was an Irish novelist.Trollope praised Lever's novels highly when he said that they were just like his conversation. He was a born raconteur, and had in perfection that easy flow of light description which without tedium or hurry leads up to the point of the good stories of which in earlier days his supply seemed inexhaustible. With little respect for unity of action or conventional novel structure.
"In his own time Lever was regarded in England as a brilliant and amusing novelist." [Kunitz]
Joseph Zaehnsdorf was a 19th century bookbinder from Budapest who founded his own binding firm in London. Zaehnsdorf won awards and critical acclaim throughout Europe.
[Bookplate] Mexborough is located at the north eastern end of a dyke known as the Roman Ridge that is thought to have been constructed either by the Brigantian tribes in the 1st century AD, perhaps as a defense against the Roman invasion of Britain, or after the 5th century to defend the British kingdom of Elmet from the Angles.
The earliest known written reference to Mexborough is found in the Domesday Book of 1086 (Mechesburg), which states that before the Norman conquest of England the area had been controlled by the Saxon lords Wulfheah and Ulfkil. Following the conquest the area fell under the control of the Norman Baron Roger de Busli. The remains of an earthwork in Castle Park are thought to have been a motte and bailey castle constructed in the 11th century shortly after the conquest.
Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Later three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, top edges gilt. Original boards bound in the rear. Five spine bands with stamped gilt titles and date at bottom. Armorial bookplates of Mexborough. Bindings tight and square. Text is clean, light toning and occasional spotting.
Volume 1 has one rubbed corner and light wear at spine corners.
Volume 2 minor handling.
Volume 3 minor corner rubs and top and bottom raised spine band rubbed.
Ref: Kunitz, 379 -80; Bodl: 014394477; [All the Year Round p. 12] Victorian Web
Title: Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General. [First], Second, & Third Series.
[3 vol. bound by Zaehnsdorf] [19th Century Irish Literature]
Edition: Three volumes. All First Edition.
Publisher: Edinburgh and London:, William Blackwood,: 1864-65.
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: (8vo) 19x13.5 cm (7½x5¼
lb: 8.00 lb
Seller ID: 004297