London: Henry Colburn, 1825. 1st edition (Sadleir 1213). 3 volumes. 8vo. Blue half-morocco with marbled boards & maroon spine labels. Raised bands. VG (some rubs to extremities). Item #5865.1
Hook [1788 - 1841] one of the most successful writers of the 'Fashionalble Novel', or the 'Silver Fork' novel, which focused on the lives of the rich and famous. Their interest today is primarily from the social historian (OCEL) and the collector of 19th c literature. The first (of 3) series appeared in 1824; the last in 1828. Scarce in original boards.