The Ogilvies, A Novel (Civil War era 1859)
The Ogilvies. A Novel. By D. M. Mulock Craik, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1859.
Fiction & Prose Literature - Historical Novel
Book is a treasure for any curious reader looking to see the world through the eyes of ages past.
Dinah Maria Craik (born Dinah Maria Mulock, also often credited as Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik) (1826-1887) was an English novelist and poet. She was determined to obtain a livelihood by her pen, and, beginning with fiction for children, advanced steadily until placed in the front rank of the women novelists of her day. She is best remembered for her novel John Halifax, Gentleman, which presents the mid-Victorian ideals of English middle-class life.
Brown marbled hardcover with leather spine. Front cover detached & present and rear cover is cracked at hinge & somewhat loose. Light to moderate heavy foxing throughout. Missing front endpaper. One fore edge closed tear with clear archival tape. Title page is just holding at gutter, with surface creases and the original owners name. Two column pages. About 9-1/2 x 6 with 140 pages. Scarce novel made shortly before the Civil War, in Fair minus condition.