By Celia's Arbour: A Tale of Portsmouth Town
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Chatto & Windus, Picadilly.
Blue embossed cloth boards with black lettering and design. Faded gilt lettering on spine.
Spine quite faded and boards generally worn at edges. Hinges a little weak but binding secure. Printed pages all in good and largely unmarked condition. Previous owner's library sticker and name in ink.
"A new edition," 1887 (First published 1878)
Includes a page of "Opinions of the press," and an extensive list of books by available from the publisher. 379 pp.
Written by two now neglected contemporaries of Dickens, this tale is full of authentic details of Portsmouth in the 1840's and 50's.