The Haunted House
The Haunted House

TEMPERANCE - OLDHAM, Eliza S. (author). The Haunted House.

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TEMPERANCE - OLDHAM, Eliza S. (author). The Haunted House. London; S.W. Partridge. [1863].

8vo.; publisher's blind-stamped pinkish-tan pebble-grained cloth with decorative gilt lozenge to upper cover, spine gilt, plain edges, yellow coated endpapers; pp. [iv], [5]-79 + [i] + 32, pictorial publisher's catalogue with wood-engraved illustrations throughout; wood-engraved title, frontispiece, 3 additional full-page plates and engraved vignettes and pictorial tailpieces; a very good copy with some fading and dulling to spine, internally clean with toning to endpapers.
First edition. Twelve years after Anne Bronte addressed the issue in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, the Nottingham authoress Eliza Oldham (nee Sutton), 1822-1905, produced this temperance novella dealing with the destructive evils of drink on family relationships. She is better known for her prize-winning novel "By The Trent", published in 1867 by the Scottish Temperance League, which won £500 offered by the League for "Best Temperance Tales".

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