THE OLD MANOR HOUSE. A NOVEL, IN FOUR VOLUMES. London: Printed for J. Bell, No. 148, Oxford-Street, 1793. 12mo, four volumes: pp. [1-4] [1] 2-280; [1-4] [1] 2-320; [1-4] [1] 2-353 [354: blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-363 [364: ad], recently re-sewn and rebound in three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards with new linen hinges, new endpapers and new headbands, leather tooled in gold and blind, leather title and number pieces on spines. First edition. The best of Charlotte Smith's nine novels. Frank, The First Gothics 423. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 451. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1793: 39 (calling for a frontispiece not present in this copy). This copy lacks the half title leaves. Vertical wrinkle in leaf F12 of volume one, Small chip from lower margin of leaf H1 of volume one, H12 of volume one has some shallow loss to fore-edge margin and associated 30 mm closed tear extending into the text touching a single letter in four words on four lines; 37 mm closed tear at lower edge of leaf M7 of volume four that extends into last three lines of text; aside from a few scattered mild stains in volume one, the text is clean and crisp throughout; a very good copy in a fine, newly executed binding by Dragonfly Bindery & Studio. A very scarce book. (#151820).

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No statement of printing. Bell's second edition is so marked.