- L Muhlbach; Nathaniel Greene (trans.)
The daughter of an empress : an historical novel
D. Appleton and Company, 443 & 445 Broadway, New York, 1867, Cloth, , First American Edition, Good
255 pp. Four illustrations including frontis.Translation by Nathaniel Greene of Die Tochter einer Kaiserin first published in Berlin by M. Simon in 1848. First American edition. Nice blindstamped red cloth, spine gilt lettered, with some loss at top and bottom of spine, rubbing to corners. Endpapers split. Good. Handsome, in spite of faults. "Was it, perhaps, only an illusive dream that bantered us, only a fata morgana formed by the moonbeams? Or does the serpent of evil really lurk about this paradise? Will destruction find its way into this charmed garden? Ah, no solitude and no wall can afford protection against misforture! It creeps through the strongest lock, and over the highest wall; and while we think ourselves safe, it is already there, close to us, and nearly ready to swallow us up."