E: The complete and somewhat mad history of the family of Montague Vincent, Esq., Gent. Julian Hinckley.

E: The complete and somewhat mad history of the family of Montague Vincent, Esq., Gent

New York: Duffield & Company, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. 387pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Red cloth over boards with a bold "E" stamped in gilt on the backstrip and front board, and four black ink stamped clovers in each corner of the front board. The front hinge is a little weak. The half title and title page have a contemporary owner's brief inscriptions. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letterpress printer, John Ruyle. Very good. Item #57898

From Book Review Digest, Volume 10 - "A great deal happens in the first chapter. Montague Vincent is thrown from his horse and is carried unconcsious into the old house at the crossways. He recovers, marries the daughter of the house and assumes its headship. His daughter Edith, to be known as E, is born, and Langdon Wallace comes to make a visit. It is from a tip given by Wallace that Vincent's fortune is made, and from this point on the story is concerned with the adventures of the family in Newport society. From an attractive little girl E grows up to be charming young woman and you will have to wait until the very last chapter to be sure which of two persons she is to marry; which will show that the story is readable clear thru [sic] to the end."

Price: $30.00

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