1842 Handy Andy: A Tale of Irish Life
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Uncommon
The uncommon first edition of this work by Samuel Lover, best known for his song writing and compositions.
A very entertaining satirical and humorous novel on the life of an Irishman in the first half of the nineteenth century, much in the vein of Dickensian fiction.
Illustrated with twenty-four plates by the author himself. Collated, complete.
With a contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, dated 1843.
A picturesque, farcical novel depicting the humour of Irish life in the nineteenth century.
In a half calf binding, with marbled paper covered boards. A touch of fading to back strips, with significant rubbing to centre of boards. Rear hinge starting, with board holding firm. Inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Significant spotting to plates, with further instances of light spotting throughout.
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