London: Bentley, 1883. First Edition. Cloth. 3 vols. 1st edition. Original cloth. Fine, fair as a star when only one is shining. Scarce in any condition, freaky scarce like this. No auction sales in 50 years. OCLC lists just 7 sets in libraries, Scotland, Cambridge, British Library Reference, British Library, Wisconsin, Illinois, and U. C. L. A. Reference Sadleir 34. Fine. Item #14
From 1875 to 1902 Annie Hector wrote novels like a revolving lighthouse, one radiating into the surrounding gloom, then another that relapsed into darkness. This one is among her brightest. They all sold well in Britain but even better in the U. S. where she was popular with readers and esteemed by critics, 2 achievements not always attained together. But she never used social media, and stayed quieter than the hotline for people in denial, so we know little of her informal life except she once danced with a doctor, who had written a cocaine prescription (C17 H21 NO4) for a young woman, who later lent her umbrella to The Princess of Bavaria.