The Isle of the Dead or the Keeper of the Lazaretto
Edition: First Edition
London: Burns & Lambert, 1863. First edition. Original burgundy cloth with gilt decoration and titles. Lengthy gift inscription \ prayer to the front end paper from Sister Mary Clare of Syon Abbey, Devon. A touch of marking to the boards, but not too bad. Fading to the spine. Internally clean throughout, with a touch of darkening. The prayer to the front free endpaper shows the book to have been a gift from a nun to her niece / Goddaughter, for New Year 1873. An attractive volume. 72 pp + 2 pp advertisements.
Émile Souvestre (1806-1854) was a French novelist whose best known work was "Le Monde Tel Qu'il Sera"; a dystopian science fiction work full of predictions. His works often had moral messages within them. 72 pp + 2 pp ads.