The Misfortunes of Elphin. By the Author of Headlong Hill
The Misfortunes of Elphin. By the Author of Headlong Hill

The Misfortunes of Elphin. By the Author of Headlong Hill

London: Thomas Hookan, 1829. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 240pp. Full polished calf by Riviere & Son. Spine in six compartments, gilt, with red and green lettering labels. Boards riled in gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Coated endpapers. A few scuff marks to the leather, minor age marks in the text, but a near fine copy in a attractive biding.


Originally issued in plain drab paper wraps. This copy has the wraps bound in at the rear. With the bookplates of John Spoor and Edith Trantor.


A fascinating novel involving Elphin's interactions with Uther Pendragon, Arthur, Taliesin and Guinevere, not to mention the rosy-cheeked monks of Avallon, but is also interwoven with satirical references to nineteenth century life.


Howey A-1950. Near fine. Item #20611

Price: $750.00

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