New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1895. First American Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); light brown publisher's cloth, decoratively stamped in brown and red; 452+pp. Spine tanned, material rubbed at heel and crown, lettering dulled; mild soiling and wear to boards; text block split at pages 236-237; foxing and dampstains intermittent throughout, with few small tears to margins. Ownership inscription on ffep. Overall Very Good.
Margaret Oliphant, who wrote under the name "Mrs. Oliphant", was a Scottish novelist particularly noted for her works in the historical and domestic spheres. Old Mr. Tredgold was her final novel and tells a true-to-life tale of a woman and what becomes of her and her spoiled, disinherited sister after their fortunes change with their father's passing. Text is followed by a sixteen-page publisher's advertising supplement; books advertised are in line with the original 1895 publication date.