Ten Thousand A-year.

[WARREN, SAMUEL.]

£145.00

Publisher

William Blackwood and Sons.

Place

Edinburgh and London.

Date

1841

Item Description

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. Vol. I, viii + 403 pp.; Vol. II, [ii] + 391 pp.; Vol. III, [ii] + 429 pp. Half titles removed by binder. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments decorated with gilt bands with contrasting maroon morocco title labels, gilt. Extremities lightly worn and occasional foxing; otherwise a very good clean set. 1844 signatures on front pastedowns. Illustrated by engraved plate of spoof coat of arms (Vol. II) and by diagrams and tables in text. Half title removed by binder. Three decker novel of social satire, featuring a fraud case, the chief protagonist being 'Tittlebat Titmouse.' Published anonymously, but in fact the best known work of Samuel Warren (1807-77), Welsh barrister and legal writer, M.P. for Midhurst, 1856-59, Master in Lunacy, 1859-77, elected F.R.S., 1835. First published in Philadelphia in the same year.

[Stock No. 26115]

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