THE ORPHAN GIRL; A Moral Tale, found on facts. By Mary Robson, Author of “Ornaments Discovered,” &c. &c.
London: William Darton, 1819. 135, [1 blank,] [9 ad’s] pages. Engraved frontispiece and two other full-page engraved plates. Original paper-covered boards recently re-backed in red sheep gilt. 146 x 94 mm. First edition. Name on pastedown; boards very rubbed and worn; else a very good copy. ‘Unlike most of Mary Hughes’s writings… with their middle-class settings this book is about the poor. It includes… a convincing account of the workings of the ‘public’ school in a mining area at which Mary, the orphan, is procured a place...’ Mrs. Moon H771.