Philadelphia: Crissey & Markley, .
Leather bound. 9" X 5 3/4". 500pp, plus 2pp ads; 497pp, plus 2pp ads. Volumes I and II of three volume set. Lacking Volume III. Bound in full calf with black morocco labels to spines, lettered in gilt. Heavy wear to bindings, with extensive edgewear, scattered rubbing, sunning, chipping to head and tail of spine, and tears to leather backing spine. Leather flaking. Both hinges of Volume I cracking, with upper board of Volume II separated completely. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Some toning to endpapers, with slight rippling to rear free endpaper of Volume II. Bookseller's tickets to front pastedowns and penilled notations to flyleaves. Text blocks are firm and sound. Mild foxing to introductory pages, else pages clean and unmarked. An admittedly very worn and incomplete set, but complete and readable volumes of the work of Amelia Opie (1769–1853), abolitionist, reformer, prolific Romantic novelist, and poet.
Contents of Volume I: Madeline. Adeline Mowbray; Or, The Mother and Daughter. Simple Tales: The Black Velvet Pelisse; The Death-Bed, Teh Fashionable Wife, and Unfashionable Husband; The Robber; The Mother and Son; Love and Duty; The Soldier's Return; The Brother and Sister; The Revenge; The Uncle and Nephew; Murder Will Out; The Orphan; The Father and Daughter; Happy Faces; Or, Benevolence and Selfishness. Contents of Volume II: Tales of Real Life: Lady Anne and Lady Jane; Austin and His Wife; The Mysterious Stranger; Appearance Is Against Her; Valentine's Eve. New Tales: Mrs. Arlington; Or, All Is Not Gold That Glitters; Proposals of Marriage; White Lies; Henry Woodville; The Quaker, and the Young Man of the World; A Tale of Trials; Told to My Children; The Ruffian Boy; The Welcome Home; Or, The Ball. Fair. Item #3384