Oliphant, Laurence.


A Fragment of Contemporary Biography. William Blackwood and Sons 1870.
1st Ed. vi + 328pp. 8 plates by Richard Doyle. Ex-libris Charles Spackman and T.E. Curry and with a signature to verso of frontis. and head of t.p., remains of institutional bookplate, paper to upper firm hinge splitting in part, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt device to upper board, minor marking, corners and spine sl. frayed. First published in 1865 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. ODNB ...very brightly written, Piccadilly is not a novel proper, but a satire directed against the various hypocrisies and corruptions of society. In it he had come, he said, to think that the world at large was a lunatic asylum ...
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