Mrs Ashton's New Pupil
The 1892 first edition, published by Bradley & Woodruff.
First US edition, no further printings annotated. Hardback bound in the original brown cloth with gilt titling and blindstamped design to spine and upper board. 19.5 × 12.5cm, 263pp.
Marion Park, the daughter of missionaries, is sent to Miss Ashton's boarding school. There she meets with many young girls and together they learn not just lessons in German, Logic, Arithmetic, Latin and Rhetoric, but also life lessons of study habits, lady like manners, self control, thoughtfulness of others, truthfulness, and many other character traits. Join these girls of Montrose Academy as they plunge into the adventures of a secret society, fall into a scrape with the boys of Atherton Academy, and plan many Holiday festivities. Illustrated with frontispiece and one further plate.
Good condition. The brown cloth is a little bumped and rubbed to the edges and spine ends, and has a few small stains and marks. There are a few spots of foxing to the title page and frontispiece's tissue guard but the main body of text is in good clean condition. The inner binding secure.