Philadelphia: T B Peterson & Brothers, 1873.
First US Edition. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #15184
Front free endpaper REMOVED but hinge firm, light tone with random foxing, light spine sun, chipping to spine head and tail, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Undated, first American edition, but reviewed in 1873 American literary magazines. "... she knows how to make the nobility and heroism that lie hidden under the elegant toilettes and society manners of so many women and men of use in daily life. Her belles and heiresses make us think well of the world; and her young men are worth of the love they excite and the happiness they win." - Old And New Magazine, 1873, p350-351. Mrs Greenough was married to an American sculptor who spent much of his career in Europe. First published as a triple-decker in London in 1865, and published in the United States after her return from expatriate life in Europe with some abridgement. Well-received society romance, with elements of mystery, crime, ghosts and fashion. ; 400 pages.