Title: Cyril. A Romantic Novel.
Publication: London: W.H. Allen & Co. 1889.
Description: First edition. 8vo., pp. vii [i] 796. Last gathering reinforced with and stained by yellowed sellotape, just some light toning otherwise. 20th-century half vellum with dark blue pebbled cloth boards, red morocco gilt label to spine, a.e.r., marbled endpapers. Gift inscription from Charles Drage to Thea dated 1976 in red ink to verso of f.f.e.p., a note dated 1929 sellotaped to an initial blank, armorial bookplate of Charles Hardinge Drage to upper pastedown.
The first edition of this now-mostly-forgotten romantico-political novel set in Oxford and Russia. This copy belonged to Charles Hardinge Drage (1897-1983), who was the son of Geoffrey Drage. The taped-in note concerns Greek and Latin quotations.
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