London: Macmillan, 1888. Cloth. 8vo. 7.75"x5". Blue cloth with lettering and decoration on spine and cover. 604 pp.
Spine a bit cocked. Minor stains and scuffs on covers. Hinges overopened with some tearing inside rear hinge. "Mrs. A.J. Clapp, Alleton, 1888" in pen on second free endpaper.
This is an early edition of Mary Augusta Ward's 3rd novel and first breakthrough success. Ward was a British novelist perhaps best known as a prominent opponent of women's voting rights, founding and becoming first president of the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League in 1908. Good +. Item #1097