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title: Lorna Doone


author: R.D. Blackmore


illustrator: Frank T. Merrill


year: 1893


volume: I of II


condition: A clean copy in fine/excellent condition. Strong binding and spine. Gilt along the spine and front cover has sustained itself from any fading. Clean and stainless pages free of any tears or foxing save for the delicate title page at the front of the book which has slightly come loose. 


publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.


pages: 296


dimensions: 8.25 inches x 6 inches x 1.5 inches


description: Hardcover book bound in dark blue cloth. Decorated in stunning gilded text and decor along the spine and cover. Includes full-page illustrations by Frank T. Merrill, an American artist and illustrator best remembered for illustrating Louisa May Alcott's Little Women in 1880. Stamp from the publisher along the front endpapers.


synopsis: First published in 1869, Lorna Doone is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. He is just a boy when his father is slain by the Doones, a lawless clan inhabiting wild Exmoor on the border of Somerset and Devon.

Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R.D. Blackmore (1893)

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