The Autobiography of a Slander by Edna Lyall
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2012-11-30)
Price : US $ 60
The Autobiography of a Slander
by Edna Lyall [Ada Ellen Bayly]
published in London
by Longmans, Green, and Co.
1894. New edition [1st.1892]
black and white frontispiece, with tissue guard, title page printed in red and black, 146 pages, 20 full-page engraved illustrations from drawings by Lancelot Speed
black coated endpapers
Original publisher's dark blue cloth over boards. Pictorial front cover blocked in gilt, silver and gray with Slander's avenger riding through the night perched upon a giant bat before a crescent moon, quill & book in hand.
previous owner's name on half title page, dated 1906
Size: 19 x 14 cm.
Very Good Collectible Condition
slight darkening of spine, tanned tissue guard, odd spot of light foxing (mostly on half-title page) else, the binding is tight and straight, covers and gilt are clean and bright, all pages are clean, no tears, marks, stains, dog-ears or insect damage
Lyall was a Unitarian of the liberal persuasion who argued for women's suffrage, English injustices in Ireland, and the immorality of the Boer War. In this title she shows how a freedom loving Russian Democrat is destroyed by the false label of "nihilist"
This book is sold (sold on 2012-11-30)
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