A Daughter of the King

By: "Alien" [pseudonym of Louisa Alice (Dawson) Baker (1858-1926)]

Price: NZ$60.00

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Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Most of front free endpaper has been removed, cut along inner margin. Binding shaken, with some separation between gatherings at gutters. ; Second edition. viii, 314 pages + [2] pages advertisements. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt sun illustrations on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 191 x 124mm. A novel, set in New Zealand. "A single oak tree grew upon the lawn, and here and ther a native fern tree raised its graceful head. Florence loved this dear old spot, the rambling, unpretentious New Zealand cottage." [References: Bagnall B64; Burns - "New Zealand Novels" p. 9 (1894 first edition) - "Women's emancipation."; Oxford Companion to NZ Literature (1998), entry on Louisa Alice Baker - "An undoubted strength is her repeated use of river symbolism. Chapter 2 of 'A Daughter of the King' opens with images of life: birds, flowers and the River Avon, but the 'King', a sick violinist, is dying and it is his daughter Florence who must answer the call to life."]

Title: A Daughter of the King

Author Name: "Alien" [pseudonym of Louisa Alice (Dawson) Baker (1858-1926)]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1895

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21820