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.