“NOT A DAY PASSES OVER THE EARTH, BUT MEN AND WOMEN OF NO NOTE DO GREAT DEEDS, SPEAK GREAT WORDS AND SUFFER NOBLE SORROWS”
READE, Charles. Cloister and the Hearth. London, 1861. Four volumes.
First edition. presentation copy of this sweeping story of romance and religion against the backdrop of the early Renaissance, perennially popular and often hailed as the finest historical novel in English, inscribed on a tipped-in leaf in Volume I, "H.O. Nethercote Esq. with the author's kind regards." $2500.