The "snow queen.".
London. James Clarke and Co., . First edition.
12mo. 142pp, . With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Binding cocked, a trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Inked ownership inscription of M. Louisa Symington and Robert Symington to recto of FFEP.
A presumed family copy of the first edition of Sarah Margaret Blathwayt's [née Symington] (1839-1912) second published work, issued, as with all her books, under the pseudonym 'Maggie'. The "Snow Queen" received favourable reviews on publication; according to The Athenaeum 'Miss Symington has given us a pleasant little story, with a good deal in it that is affecting, not much that is overdrawn, and nothing that is hurtful'.£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 22209