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First Edition, First Printing. 12mo; 16cm; 6.25 inches tall; , 325 pages. Frontispiece. Blue cloth, titles and decoration in silver on upper board and spine, top-edge stained brown, in the publisher's matching printed paper dust-wrapper.
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free end page. Decorated Dust Jacket worn, chipped and torn at extremities; front hinge starting, with a loss on the rear panel. Dust Jacket is now in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
Today hardly anybody knows the name Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, yet a hundred years ago she was among the most prolific and popular women writing in America.
Some of the best cover artists were assigned to her works this silver thistle design is unsigned.
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr (1831-1919) was an author of historical fiction, often with romance. Her life story is exceptional. Born in England, she and her husband emigrated to America in 1853, had nine children, six of whom died, the last three of yellow fever in Galveston, along with her husband, in 1867. She and three daughters moved to New York, where she supported the family writing articles, stories and poems for magazines. [Minsky]
The story, a romance, is set in the Cumberland of Scotland. [Snell] Following the lives, loves families, and friendships of four women. The main character, Faith is a devout Christain readily shown throughout the book by her generosity, love, and compassion for others. The author researched the geography and literature of the 1600's in writing this depiction of life. [Lindy]
Title: A Border Shepherdess [a romance of Eskdale]
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead: 1887
Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Size: 12mo; 16cm; 6.25 inches tall
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 010228