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Hardback, Tall 8vo; 9 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound in dark green/black leather fine binding by ‘J. Larkins.’ Quarter bound with marbled paper boards. Gilt line edging to front, raised banding, gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt, with marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges. Top rear corner bumped. Else cover clean and smart. Endpapers with some minor light foxing, Binders stamp to front “J. Larkins.” No penned inscriptions. One tiny minor spot to main title page. Some occasional small spots and handling marks to pages. Else a very good clean and tight copy. 411pp. Illustrated with 25 b&w plates by ‘Phiz’ including frontis and title page vignette. The plot of this loosely-structured novel of fifty chapters ultimately resolves itself upon the outcome of a protracted lawsuit between the once-wealthy Anglo-Irish aristocrat Peter Barrington and the British East India Company. At stake is the inheritance of the Barrington's granddaughter, Josephine, whose claim is based on her father's having been made the heir of the Rajah of Luckerabad in Bengal. The sinister cavalry officer, Major Horace Stapylton (in reality, a ne’er-do-well Anglo-Indian named Edwardes who has assumed the name and identity of a superior), knows the secret to prosecuting Josephine's claim successfully.
Title: Barrington. With illustrations by ‘Phiz’.
Categories: ENGLISH LITERATURE,
Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1863:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 83858
Keywords: ENGLISH LITERATURE CHARLES LEVER, Barrington, Phiz, lawsuit, British East India Company, fine binding, hablot K. browne, 1863, fine binding, leather, J. Larkins,