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The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages by  Charles Reade - Signed First Edition - 1861 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages

by Reade, Charles

Condition: Original green cloth, spines titled in gilt. Binders ticket of Westley's, London. Bookplates of Anthony Trollope, Hugh Walpo


London: W. Clowes for Trübner & Co, 1861. First edition. 2 ff., 360; 384; 328; 435 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, spines titled in gilt. Binders ticket of Westley's, London. Bookplates of Anthony Trollope, Hugh Walpole. Professionally rebacked to the highest standard, preserving original spines, overall a very pretty copy, housed in a leather-backed slipcase. First edition. 2 ff., 360; 384; 328; 435 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Anthony Trollope's Copy. A note laid into the first volume, signed by Muriel Trollope, indicated that this copy stayed with the Trollope family until 1932. A pencilled note by Hugh Walpole on the verso of the front flyleaf, dated 1933, reveals that he purchased it from the family through the agency of Michael Sadleir. The rear endleaf bears the Quaritch collation mark. Though nowhere noted in the book, this was lot 3134 in the H. Bradley Martin sale. Set in of the latter part of the 15-century, and against a background of the Reformation, the invention of printing, and a wealth of historical characters such as Luther, Deschamps, Villon, and Erasmus (as a child), Reade weaves a rich tapestry revolving around the tragic love-story of Erasmus' parents. Charles Reade became involved in a dispute with Anthony Trollope after turning the novel Ralph the Heir into the play Shilly-Shally (1872) without Trollope's permission. This situation was somewhat unusual for Reade because he was more frequently on the other side in cases of unauthorized adaptations and pirated editions. Parrish 206; Sadleir 1999


  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 247101
  • Title: The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages
  • Author: Reade, Charles
  • Format/binding: 2 ff., 360; 384; 328; 435 pp. 4 vols. 8vo
  • Book condition: Used - Original green cloth, spines titled in gilt. Binders ticket of Westley's, London. Bookplates of Anthony Trollope, Hugh Walpo
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W. Clowes for Trübner & Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1861
  • Keywords: British | Charles Reade
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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