The True History of Zoa, the Beautiful Indian, (Daughter of Henrietta de Belgrave;) and of Rodomond an East India Merchant, Whom Zoa Releases from Confinement, and Intended Death, and with Him Escapes to England. Chapbooks, Gothic Novellas.
The True History of Zoa, the Beautiful Indian, (Daughter of Henrietta de Belgrave;) and of Rodomond an East India Merchant, Whom Zoa Releases from Confinement, and Intended Death, and with Him Escapes to England...
The True History of Zoa, the Beautiful Indian, (Daughter of Henrietta de Belgrave;) and of Rodomond an East India Merchant, Whom Zoa Releases from Confinement, and Intended Death, and with Him Escapes to England...

The True History of Zoa, the Beautiful Indian, (Daughter of Henrietta de Belgrave;) and of Rodomond an East India Merchant, Whom Zoa Releases from Confinement, and Intended Death, and with Him Escapes to England...

Philadelphia: Published and sold wholesale only, by Freeman Scott, 1828. 72pp. 12mo. Contemporary marbled boards with red morocco spine. Extremities lightly worn, boards rubbed. Front inner hinge separated from text block. Pencil presentation inscription on front pastedown. Small loss to top of title page, affecting three letters. Foxing and slight soiling. Good. Item #2007

Scarce chapbook of this popular gothic tale, first published in London 1799. The work is a sequel to the History of Henrietta de Belgrave, mentioned in the title, and other sources note that it is extracted from the London periodical the Lady's Drawing Room. It is here published with a work by J.W.H. Payne: "To which is added, The Unfortunate Lovers; or, The Affecting History of Selem and Alamena, a Turkish Tale; from 'The Bride of Abydos,' of Lord Byron." We locate two copies of this edition in OCLC, at the New York Public Library and the American Antiquarian Society. Another edition was published in New York the same year, though it is shorter and does not include the Byron adaptation.
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Price: $600.00

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