JAMES DAUNTON'S FATE. London: Geo. Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, 1886. Small octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-228 [229-230: ads], frontispiece, original gray wrappers printed in black. First edition. Issued as "Tillotson's One Shilling Fiction," number 4. Dora Russell (b. 1830) was "bought up in prosperity, with ponies and governesses, but financial disaster led her to earn her living from her pen. She supported herself from about 1870 by writing serial fiction for Tillotson's newspaper syndicate" (Kemp, et al. Edwardian Fiction, p. 349). She wrote some crime novels. Her best known work was FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW (1877). Topp I, p. 371. Spine lean, a very good copy. All of Dora Russell's works are scarce. (#169993).
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