TALES OF THE NORTH RIDING ... A New Edition. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1893. Octavo, original decorated dark green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, decorated endpapers, top edge untrimmed, other edges trimmed. First printing of the first one-volume edition. A collection of five short novels first published by Smith, Elder in two volumes in 1871 under her pen name "Stephen Yorke." Linskill "went on to specialize in sentimental love stories with strong regional (particularly North Yorkshire) settings and hearty heroines. Much of her fiction came out under the imprint of SPCK." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 376. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Owner's inked signature on front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, touch of wear to spine ends and corner tips, some foxing to free endpapers with offset on first and last text leaves, but a nice, bright copy, with tight inner hinges and otherwise clean interior. All early editions of this book are uncommon. (#116509).
"A New Edition" on title page.