Loved and Lost! The True Story of a Short Life. Told in gossip verse and illustrated by…

By: MEREDITH, Louisa Anne.

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The later issue, jointly published by George Robertson, Melbourne and Sydney; W.C. Rigby, Adelaide; Walch & Sons, Hobart and Launceston, [1869]. 96pp, 14 plates and decorated title and dedication pages, other text illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt- and blind-stamped with author's design, bevelled edges, extremities very slightly rubbed. All edges gilt. The book has been neatly recased (as often if not usually required), retaining the original endpapers, with some evidence of the repair along each hinge. There is a slight damp stain at the lower fore-corners of the front endpapers and (reducing in impact) those of the four leaves which follow (blank, pictorial title, title and dedication), and the same at the rear of the book. A little pale foxing on early pages, otherwise clean. A good to very good copy of a scarce item. Inscription on the front endpaper: 'Louise Garrett from her Tasmanian cousins Dec. 31st 1878'. ***The story of a pet parakeet, written for the author's son Owen, and based on the finding of a wounded bird in the bush and its consequent life and death in the Meredith household. See Muir 4971-2, Morris Miller/Macartney, p334.

Title: Loved and Lost! The True Story of a Short Life. Told in gossip verse and illustrated by…

Author Name: MEREDITH, Louisa Anne.

Categories: Tasmania,

Publisher: London, Day & Son: [1869].

Seller ID: 5249

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