Title: Among the Brigands and Other Tales of Adventure
Author: C.E. Bowen
Illustrator: T.H. Collins
Year: 1875 (First Edition)
Publisher: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh
Remarks: Frontispiece missing
Book Condition: Fair/Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: A large Christmas party of young people were assembled at an old mansion called 'Welwyn Court' […] They were the guests of their grandmother, the Dowager Lady Seaton […] Every Christmas it was the family custom […] to visit her for several weeks, [and] for the elders of the family to recount adventures of former days, and to tell tales and anecdotes for the amusement of the young ones.
Illustrated with 3 plates depicting fabulous b&w engravings. Each chapter is headed with a vignette and beautiful b&w illuminated initial.
Deep blue cloth boards with colourful floral motifs and a gilded panel to front.
Measures 16 cm × 10.5 cm (6.4″ × 4.2″). 16mo. 160 pp.