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Home Influence

A Tale for Mothers and Daughters

By Grace Aguilar

1859 - Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz

6.5" by 4.5"; x, 326pp; 317pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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The complete two volumes of Grace Aguilar's popular novel.

Complete in two volumes.

Home Influence is a domestic tale by Grace Aguilar. It's sequel The Mother's Recompense was equally as successful and both are her best known works.

This book is from the Tauchnitz 'Collection of British Authors' which started in 1842 and continued for almost a century. The collection eventually comprised of 5370 volumes. These two are numbered CCCCLXIV and CCCCLXV of this series.

Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz founded his Leipzig publishing firm in 1837 at the age of 20. His specialism was publishing foreign language books, particularly English. He began his firm at a defining period for English literature, as popular authors were producing a wider range of work in differing genres and forms.

Tauchnitz built a good reputation with many leading British and American authors which lead him to be the principal publisher of English Language books in continental Europe from 1840 to 1940. In some instances authors sent Tauchnitz their proofs in order for them to be published at the same time as the British publisher, or in some cases before. In nineteenth century  Britain, an author's work could be published by several different publishing houses leading to the production of their novels in a variety of formats. By Tauchnitz owning the publishing rights to nearly all the leading British authors for the first time there was a consistent format.

Grace Aguilar was an English novelist, poet and writer on Jewish history and religion. Much of her work was published posthumously despite her starting to write from a very young age.

CONDITION

In quarter calf bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the extremities, joints and to the head and tail of spines. Small losses to the head of the spine to both volumes. Front hinge to volume I is slightly strained but firm after endpapers. Bookseller's label to the verso of front endpaper of volume I  Librarie de F Claasen. Removal of the top right corner to half title pages with scissors by a prior owner, evidently to remove a previous owner's inscription. Small tide marks to the bottom right to the first 215 pages to volume I, does not affect text. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned, particularly to edges. Instances of light scattered spots. Overall: GOOD.


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