The Wrong that was Done ... in three Volumes ...

London: Hurst and Blackett ... 1892.

3 vols., 8vo., with half-titles and a publisher’s catalogue (16 pages, undated) in volume III; original maroon cloth, ruled and lettered in black and gold, one cover lightly spotted but a bright, fresh copy.


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First edition, the author’s last novel. The prolific and successful F. W. Robinson published a series of novels on contemporary religious issues and was also the author of two realistic series of sketches of life in a female prison. Here, again, the narrator is female. The story is complicated and wild, involving a foundling child, kidnap, murder, an Englishman who becomes dictator of a South American country, revolution, caches of arms and dynamite stored in a Yorkshire valley – and true love. Wolff 5942.

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