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Valentine Vox

by Henry Cockton

Condition: Good

London - George Routledge & Co., 1854 Book. Good. Hardcover. A small edition of Valentine Vox by Henry Cockton. Henry Cockton (1807 - 26 June 1853) was an English novelist. Born in London, he is remembered as the author of The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist (1840) which was parodied by Timothy Portwine (pseudonym of Thomas Peckett Prest) as The Adventures of Valentine Vaux; or, the tricks of a Ventriloquist (1840). Other Cockton novels include Sylvester Sound, the Somnambulist, The Love Match, George St George Julian, The Prince, Lady Felicia: A Novel, Percy Effingham: Or, The Germ of the World's Esteem, The Sisters; or, England and France, Stanley Thorn, and The Steward: A Romance of Real Life. Condition: In a half calf leather binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There is some damage to the top and tail of the spine. Corners are bumped. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Hinges are weak. Pages are generally bright and clean with some browning due to age. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 036811
  • Title: Valentine Vox
  • Author: Henry Cockton
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London - George Routledge & Co.
  • Date published: 1854


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