Title: John Leighton, Jr. A novel.
Publisher:  Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1898,
Seller ID: 105036
TRASK, Katrina. John Leighton, Jr. A novel. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. Pp. (4),1-252. 8vo, tan cloth with orange decoration and gilt lettering to front board and spine. Katrina Trask, a.k.a. KateNichols Trask, b. May 30, 1853, Brooklyn, NY; d. January 8, 1922. Trask wa s an author and philanthropist, who, in her later years, was married to noted philanthropist George Peabody. "Mrs Trask's book is a novel which gives frank and clear, penetrating impressions of the existing conditions in American life. She portrays the bigotry of a rich man named Leighton, which ledto his son's going out from the father's house, to work in the world alone and poor." - from George Parsons Lathrop's review in the Nov 27 1897 New Y ork Times. Title page and dedication leaves loose but present, some browning to spine and brownish soiling to rear board, occasional foxing, April 1898 acquisition note to flyleaf, else very good. Uncommon. 50.00