Lot 88 of 443:
The Stolen Boy w/engraved title and frontispiece, 1830  

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The Stolen Boy. A Story. Founded on Facts

Hofland, Mrs. [Barbara Hoole]


Printed for A. K. Newman and Co by John Darling



vi, 168 + 2 ad pp. Copper-engraved frontispiece, engraved by H. Anderson after E. Burney; added engraved title-page (with variant title, The Stolen Boy: An Indian Tale). (32mo) 14.5x9 cm (5¾x3½"), period leather-backed marbled boards.

Account of Manuel del Perez's capture by the Comanche Indians in Texas, first published in the Juvenile Souvenir for 1828. The story was communicated to Mrs. Hofland by a Mr. Parker, who resided at Nachitoches at the period of the boy's return. Early gift inscription dated 1833 on front pastedown. Quite scarce 

Lot Amendments

Wear and rubbing to boards, boards nearly detached but holding with bottom cord, loss to bottom third of spine; some leaves at front a bit loose but holding, ad and blank leaf at back detaching, interior otherwise generally solid.

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