My Little Lady
Eleanor Frances Poynter's first novel
First thus. Small hardback, two volumes (complete). Rebound in plain publisher's cloth with gilt titling to spines. Each 15.5 × 11cm, 302pp + 302pp.
The first novel from Eleanor Frances Poynter, the daughter of architect Ambrose Poynter, and sister of translator Clara Bell (1834–1927), painter Sir Edward John Poynter (1836–1919), and author Harrietta May Poynter.
A good reading copy. The cloth is faded and bumped a little to the corners with some light fraying to the joints. Internally, the pages are tanned with a little marginal loss to the first few pages but not affecting text. The inner binding is secure. Previous owner's nameplate to both books (John Foster; but I don't know if this is the John Foster who was a literary critic, close friend of Charles Dickens, and owner of a large library...)