Scenes et Comedies
from the library of Richard Cobden's daughters, and signed by Jane Cobden, an early campaigner for women's rights
Third edition. Hardback, bound in quarter-leather with gilt titling to spine. 18 × 11.5cm, 327pp. French text.
This copy comes from the library of the daughters of Richard Cobden, the manufacturer and Radical and Liberal MP, and there is a bookplate to the front pastedown to this effect. The title page has been signed by his daughter, Jane Cobden, also a Liberal MP. She was an early proponent of women's rights, and in 1889 was one of two women elected to the inaugural London County Council. She married the publisher Thomas Fisher Unwin in 1892.
An early printing of this edition of Feuillet's plays, containing Le Village, Le Cheveu blanc, Dalila, L'Ermitage, L'Urne, and La Fee.
Fair condition only. There is loss to the base of the spine and quite heavy rubbing and scuffing to the boards and corners. The pages are lightly foxed throughout though the inner binding is in good order. As well as the Cobden family marks, there is also a library label from the Gladstone Library at the National liberal Club.