The Isle of the Dead by SOUVESTRE, Emile.

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The Isle of the Dead or the Keeper of the Lazaretto

Edition: First Edition

London: Burns & Lambert: 1863. Original burgundy cloth with gilt decoration and titles. Lengthy gift inscription \ prayer to the front end paper from Sister Mary Clare of Sion Abbey, Devon. Souvestre (1806-1854) was a French novelist whose best known work was "Le Monde Tel Qu'il Sera" A dystopian Science Fiction work of much prescience. His works often had moral messages within them. 72 pp + 2 pp ads. Copac cites 4 holdings (BL, Oxford, Cambridge & Trinity Dublin).

Condition: 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 ffep shows the book to have been a gift from a nun to her niece / Goddaughter, for New Year 1873. An attractive volume.

Book ID: 1213
Category: Roman Catholic
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