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Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall by Charles Major Published by Macmillan, London 1902 Hardcover First Edition Illustrated Antique Book

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Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
by Charles Major
Published by Macmillan, London 1902
Hardcover First Edition Measures 8x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 6 ounces
Condition: Fair.
Blue cloth boards are richly decorated with vignette of Haddon Hall in green, pink, black and gilt. as well as coat of arms, text is gold embossed. (Both spine and front cover)
Gold top edge.
8 illustrations, including Illustration of Dorothy Vernon on frontispiece.
Boards are scuffed at edges. Some pages have “()”’s around significant passages. It does not distract from reading enjoyment, it is here and there throughout entire book.
Former owner name in neat script on first blank leaf Bess McKaig April 19 -’03
A few age spots. Spine illustration is a bit faded.
Will display nicely.


(The book was made into a film in 1924 by the Mary Pickford Company. Miss Pickford played the role of Dorothy Vernon. )



excerpt from the book:

Dorothy Vernon of
Haddon Hall
CHAPTER I
I RIDE DOWN TO HADDON
SINCE I play no mean part in the events of this
chronicle, a few words concerning my own history
previous to the opening of the story I am about to
tell you will surely not be amiss, and they may help you
to a better understanding of my narrative.
To begin with an unimportant fact — unimportant, that
is, to you—my name is Malcolm Francis de Lorraine
Vernon. My father was cousin-german to Sir George
Vernon, at and near whose home, Haddon Hall in Derby­
shire, occurred the events which will furnish my theme.
Of the ancient lineage of the house of Vernon I need
not speak. You already know that the family is one of
the oldest in England, and while it is not of the highest
nobility, it is quite gentle and noble enough to please those
who bear its honored name. My mother boasted nobler
blood than that of the Vernons. She was of the princely
French house of Guise — a niece and ward to the Great
Duke, for whose sake I was named.
My father, being a younger brother, sought adventure
in the land of France, where his handsome person and
engag!ng manner won the smiles of Dame Fortune and
my mother at one and the same cast. In due time I was
born, and upon the day following that great event my
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Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall by Charles Major Published by Macmillan, London 1902 Hardcover First Edition Illustrated Antique Book


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