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  • THE WET NURSE'S TALE. by Eisdorfer, Erica.
    Eisdorfer, Erica.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a sharp-tongued and adventurous heroine who offers a very different perspective on middle-class life in Victorian England. 259 pp. ISBN: 978-0399155765.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70365
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  • MARIANNE THORNTON: A Domestic Biography 1797-1887. by Forster, E. M.
    Forster, E. M.
    MARIANNE THORNTON: A Domestic Biography 1797-1887.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (c 1956. ). Biography of the writer's aunt - but also a picture of the age in which she lived (from the reign of George III to Queen Victoria, glimpses of some of her associates, including reformer Hannah More, abolitionist William Wilberforce, and Florence Nightingale. Illustrations, index. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-15-6573008.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 41304
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    Gee, Sue.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline / Review, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's ninth novel: "In the winter of 1860 a young curate takes up his first position in a rural parish.. . " The story of how a passionate affair rocks a Victorian community to its foundation. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-755303091.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slightly "over-opened" before title page, usual light toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 68022
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  • [Ruskin, John.] Hunt, John Dixon.
    THE WIDER SEA: A Life of John Ruskin.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: J. M. Dent & Sons, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An authoritative biography of this influential Victorian figure. Illustrated with more than 50 photographs. Extensive notes, index. 512 pp. ISBN: 0-460-045474.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light creasing to a few pages, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 29916
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  • THE PIGEON PIE MYSTERY. by Stuart, Julia.
    Stuart, Julia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1912) dj. Hardcover first edition - A murder mystery set in Victorian England - "When Indian Princess Alexandrina is left penniless by the sudden death of her father, the Maharaja of Brindor, Queen Victoria grants her a grace-and-favor home in Hampton Court Palace. Though rumored to be haunted, Alexandrina and her lady's maid, Pooki, have no choice but to take the Queen up on her offer.. . But when General-Major Bagshot dies after eating said pie, and the coroner finds traces of arsenic in his body, Pooki becomes the #1 suspect in a murder investigation." 313 pp. ISBN: 978-0385535564.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 84536
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  • Terrot, Charles.
    TRAFFIC IN INNOCENTS: The Shocking Story of White Slavery in England.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1961.). First edition - F2201, cover price 50c. The cover blares "The shocking facts about the flesh markets of Europe: a story of lust and moral depravity unequalled in civilized times" but this is actually a fairly serious, if dramatic, account of the traffic in young women which flourished in Victorian England, including the work of the rescuers - women like Josephine Butler - and of government hearings. Bibliography, index. 199 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine (previous owner's name inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 31149
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