Lot 124 of 302:
The Stolen Boy w/engraved title and frontispiece, 1830  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Stolen Boy. A Story. Founded on Facts

Author:
Hofland, Mrs. [Barbara Hoole]

Place:
London

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

Date:
[1830]

Description:

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

Condition:
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.


 
Item number:
287232b
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