Solomon Isaacs. A Novel. B. L. FARJEON, Benjamin.

Solomon Isaacs. A Novel

New York: G.W. Carleton & Co, 1877. First American Edition. A novel of Jewish life in London by the extraordinarily prolific Farjeon, who published more than sixty novels between 1868 and his death in 1903, a number of which were on Jewish themes. The London edition was published the same year, then later collected, somewhat paradoxically, among Farjeon's "Christmas Stories" -- though a contemporary American reviewer noted, "...one does not exactly see what the Introduction and the last four pages have to do with the tale; it looks as though they were fastened in to make it a Christmas story by force..." [Atlantic Monthly XLII no 252, October 1878]. This title among the less common in Farjeon's canon, with 13 copies noted in OCLC and none others in commerce (2017). Octavo. Publisher's beveled brown cloth boards, lettered in black; frontispiece, 207pp. Lavender endpapers. Light external rubbing; a few leaves slightly pulled in text block, but withal a straight, well-preserved copy, easily Very Good.

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