New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First American edition. Hardcover. 292pp. Octavo [20 cm] Original cloth over boards, with heavy fading to the backstrip and board edges, chipping to the edges of the backstrip, and several minor stains on the front board. There is a bookseller's discreet stamp and a contemporary owner's name in pen on the preliminary leaves, and there is occasional light foxing within. Twenty pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. Good +. Item #55456
Kingsley's first novel, a novel with strong social commentary, serially published in Fraser's Magazine in 1848, and in book form in 1851.