[Item #47797] Poor Miss Finch. Wilkie COLLINS.

Poor Miss Finch

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1872. First American Edition. Tall octavo (23.5cm); tan cloth, with red and gilt spine label; 10-196+4pp, portrait (w/ facsimilie signature), frontispiece. Spine tanned, label chipped; boards soiled and worn, mild rubbing and bumps to extremities. Ex libris on front pastedown; textblock edges scratched; interiors smudged and foxed throughout; signatures unevenly bound. Else Very Good.

This is a somewhat scarce American edition of Wilkie Collins' Poor Miss Finch, his sensation novel about a young blind woman who regains her sight but ends up in a bizarre love triangle between herself and twin brothers, one of whom has turned dark blue as a result of dosing silver nitrate. Collins dedicated this novel to his contemporary (and mutual friend of Charles Dickens), travelogue writer Francis Minto Elliot. B/w illustrations throughout. With a 4pp publisher's catalogue following the text.

Price: $100.00

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