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Bidding Information
Lot #    7376
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 12:44:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Emma De Lissau; A Narrative
Author    [Amelia Bristow]
City    London
Publisher    T. Gardiner and Son
Publication Date    1828
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. Two volumes, viii, 269; [3], [1 marked viii], 258, [8] list of subscribers, [2] advertisements pp., A very good copy of a rare work bound in contemporary half leather and green cloth boards with corners tipped in, spine attractively gilt, morocco labels, lightly rubbed on edges, in modern cloth slipcase. No copy in major libraries.
   Full Title: Emma De Lissau; A Narrative of Striking Vicissitudes, and Peculiar Trials; With Notes, Illustrative of the Manners and Customs of the Jews.

An interesting novel about a family of Polish Jews and the changes which fate brings them. This novel is a sequel to Sophia de Lissau by the same author, first published in 1826. Several pages of notes by the author at the end of volume II discourse on Hebrew customs and teaching: it is - evident that Mrs. Bristow, though presumably a gentile, was very learned in such matters.

The list of subscribers which is appended to the book is full of noble names, mostly Scottish, such as the Duchess of Roxburghe and Viscount Strathallan, and some established book collectors such as the Earl of Gosford. However, it is unlikely that the book had more than a small circulation.

   Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica