HEARTS ARE TRUMPS. An Amphibious Story. James Hannay, 1827 - 1873.

HEARTS ARE TRUMPS. An Amphibious Story.

London: D. Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, 1849. 1st Edition (NCBEL III, 1387). [2], 93, [19] pp. 16 pages of adverts at rear. With numerous illustrations by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne). 12mo. 5-3/8" x 3-5/8". Original publisher's buff paper wrappers, printed in red & black. Some wear & soiling to wrappers, front cover lower corner a bit ragged. Lacking lower 1 cm of spine paper. Withal, a solid VG copy. Item #50254

Hannay was a respected Scottish novelist, journalist and diplomat, whose literary career was influenced by Thackeray & Carlyle, eventually becoming editor of the Edinburgh Evening Courant in 1860.

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Price: $175.00

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