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A BIG STAKE.

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A BIG STAKE.

by JOCELYN, Ada Maria, nee Jenyns

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Three volumes, 8vo, pp. [viii], 263, [1]; [viii], 256; [viii], 226, [1] blank, [1] imprint, 16 advertisements; apart from a few minor marks, a clean copy throughout; bound in the original red publisher's cloth, spine and upper board lettered in gilt and black, spines lightly sunned, and some rubbing to extremities, with the printed purple label of 'W.H. Smith & Son's Subscription Library' to front pastedown of each volume and later ownership of 'R.S. Blankley' stamped in red on front free endpapers; a pleasing set.

Scarce novel by this little known Victorian writer. Ada Maria Jocelyn, nee Jenyns (1860-1931), was born in Aldershot, daughter of an army Colonel. In 1892, she married R. J. O. Jocelyn (1845-1915), also a distinguished soldier and later the seventh Earl of Roden. 'were Jocelyn's principal literary models. Her fiction which is by turns dashing, jokey (particularly her ghost stories about 'spooks'), military and horsey includes: A Distracting Guest (1889), a story of apparitions, mesmerism, love and country houses; The MRH's Daughter (1889); A Big Stake (1892); A Dangerous Brute (1895), the brute being Hawthorne, a brown horse; Juanita Carrington, A Sporting Novel (1896); Miss Rayburn's Diamonds (1898). Jocelyn wrote plays and apparently gave up fiction around 1898' (Sutherland, The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction, 1989, p.336) OCLC records two copies, both in the UK, at Cambridge and the NLS.

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Bookseller
Pickering & Chatto, Antiquarian Booksellers GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3220374
Title
A BIG STAKE.
Author
JOCELYN, Ada Maria, nee Jenyns
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
FIRST EDITION.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
F. V. White & Co., 31 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1892
Weight
0.00 lbs
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Women in Literature & Society;
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About Pickering & Chatto, Antiquarian Booksellers

Pickering & Chatto has been dealing in rare books for the best part of two centuries. Since 2014 we have been based in the vestry of St. Clement's Church in the City of London, and have a stock of some 2000+ books, principally in the fields of literature, philosophy, social sciences, science and medicine, law and women's studies, from the fifteenth to the first decades of the twentieth century.Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions our offices are at present closed. We are, however, always happy to receive any inquiries by email.

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