A Kentucky Cardinal & Aftermath by James Lane Allen Limited Edition 250 Copies
A Kentucky Cardinal and Afternath by James Lane Allen with illustrations by Hugh Thomson. This is a limited edition copy of 250 that were printed on large paper. Bound in cream with gilt decorations. Set in 1850, it is based on a romance between a naturalist and a society girl. The book displays fine writing and demonstrates why James Allen was regarded as one of Kentucky's first notable novelists.
FIrst published in 1894, it went on to be very successful and helped to establish James Allen as a novelist. This book is in great condition with all the pages present and both boards firmly attached. There is some minor staining on the inside front page of the book, as shown in the pictures, however this does not impede on any pages of the novel itself. The book itself measures 27cm by 19cm.