New York: E. Bliss & E. White, 1827. From the Fourth Edinburgh Edition. 12mo., 246 pages; G-; Half dark brown leather and marbled boards, with gilt lettering to spine; Boards show significant wear to marbled paper and leather corners, moderate plus wear to edges, light wear to joints, and some minor chipping to head of spine; Textblocks have moderate age-toning to edges, light age-toning and light plus foxing to pages interiorly throughout, one small chip to the fore-edge of the second extant leaf (pp. 3/4), and the ffep is missing; Multiple previous ownership inscriptions in ink to front pastedown. RWO.
Grace Kennedy (1782 - 1825) was a Scottish author of nine novels, usually of a religious nature. Many of her works were highly successful, and were translated into multiple languages. This virulently anti-Catholic novel, first published in 1823, proved enormously influential in 19th-century Catholic-Protestant dispute/dialogue.