Bath, England: Binns and Goodwin, 1851. A Near Fine Hardcover.
Contemporary full leather with 5 spine bands and gilt decorated. The text block is marbled with matching endpage. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait on India paper. Previous owner's name atop the title page. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear. 16mo; 6.5 inches tall; 159 pages. Sold by Whittaker and Co., London. Fifth Thousand.
Near Fine / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #013794
'The young lady (Anderson, Bessie, 1815-1842) whose memoir we have in this elegant little work was the ward of the celebrated Romanist prelate Dr. Doyle one of the very ablest perhaps also one of the best of his order.
The notices of the life and death of this eminent person interwoven with the biography are curious and most interesting. It was thought and not without reason that Dr. Doyle died a Protestant, but his deathbed was guarded by priests and few of his dying expressions have been recorded.
There are scenes in the book of striking interest and much beauty."'[Edinburgh Evening Post ]
Ref: Heard Library