Very Good. Item #6634
New York: John S. Taylor & Co., 1844. Second American Edition. 12mo (16cm.); publisher's blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; xiv,-322pp. Boards rather scuffed at extremities with some exposure at corners and spine ends, foxing to text block, else Very Good, internally sound.
Anti-Catholic historical novel of the 1689 Siege of Derry during the Williamite War in Ireland. This edition includes the author's preface to the 6th English Edition, dated 1839, in which Elizabeth acknowledges the work as "Weak, imperfect wholly unworthy of the subject as is the ensuing attempt at recording the main incidents...the Author unfeignedly rejoices that it was her privilege to make it" (p. xiii).
Provenance: Contemporary Baltimore bookplate of Benjamin Kurtz (1795-1865), German-American Lutheran pastor and founder of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.