CASTLE RICHMOND. A Novel. Anthony Trollope.

CASTLE RICHMOND. A Novel.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. 6 pp undated ads (final three leaves of the last gathering). Original dark purple-red horizontally-ribbed morocco-grain cloth.

First American Edition of this novel sited in Ireland during the famine of 1846-1847. The author later wrote of it in his autobiography,

This novel... is of itself a weak production. The characters do not excite sympathy. The heroine has two lovers, one of whom is a scamp and the other a prig...

This is one of the earliest Trollope works published in America -- specifically the sixth, beginning with DOCTOR THORNE in 1858; Harper had paid Chapman & Hall £50 for advance sheets, so as to get the book into the public's hands before any pirate publisher could.

This copy is in the primary purple-red cloth; Smith also cites the variant colors reddish-brown, grayish yellowish brown, and vivid purplish blue. Condition is near-fine (a little wear at the foot of the spine, some foxing within). W. Smith pp 21-24; see Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 10. Provenance: DIY bookplate of Arnold L. Burdick, probably he of Newport RI, born 1826. Item #14832

Price: $475.00

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