Title ...Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General. [First], Second, & Third Series. [3 vol. bound by Zaehnsdorf]
Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf.
Armorial bookplates of Mexborough.
(8vo) 19x13.5 cm (7½x5¼")
Edition Three volumes. All First Edition.
Publisher Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1864-65.
Seller ID 004297
Essays written in the character of "Cornelius O'Dowd" and published anonymously.
Charles James Lever (1806 - 1872) was an Irish novelist.
Charles Lever was an exceedingly prolific writer who enjoyed a wide popularity in his own day, the pink covers opf the monthly parts of his novels rivaling the yellows of Thackeray and the greens of Dickens. He was an Irishman who wrote about his countrymen, and his readers thoroughly relished the wealth of incident with which his books were packed and the inexhaustible fund of stories with which they were filled. [All the Year Round p. 12]
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.
Bindings tight and square. 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. Text is clean, light toning and occasional spotting.