THE CANNING WONDER. Arthur MACHEN.

THE CANNING WONDER.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1925. First Edition. Octavo; original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Top and fore-edges trimmed. [250] pp., Frontispiece and seven additional full-paged plates on glazed paper inserted in the text and not included in the pagination. A fine copy in an attractive dust jacket, lightly browned and rubbed, a few small closed tears and some internal tape reinforcement at folds, price corner intact (10s. 6d.) Goldstone & Sweetser 33a. Item #311834

¶ On January 1st, 1753, a maidservent, Elizabeth Canning by name, disappeared from her master's house in Aldermanbury. She returned a month later, but to this day no one has been able to discover whither she went, or why. She claimed to have been abducted, but there was no viable evidence of such. One of the most remarkable causes celèbres of the Eighteenth Century, here examined in depth by Mr. Machen.

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