Anna Millikin PLANTAGENET 1802 very rare Gothic novel scarce Cork imprint

This auction is for Anna Millikin, PLANTAGENET, or, Secrets of the House of Anjou: A Tale of the Twelfth Century. Published Cork: J. Connor, 1802. Volume 2 only of a two volume Gothic novel.

Bound in full leather. Good condition only; leather is worn and rubbed, joints are cracking, chipping to head of spine, foxing internally. A former circulating library copy. Tightly bound and very readable. 258pp.

Rare; OCLC finds copies only at Yale, Notre Dame, the National Library of Ireland, Harvard, and Trinity College Dublin. No copies for sale online; in ten years of collecting, we've never seen another copy.

The Critical Review of Jan. 1803 reviewed this novel as follows: " In these two volumes of Mrs. Millikin, are contained the marriage of William, son to Robert duke of Normandy, with a daughter of the duke of Anjou; preceded by a secret memoir of the ill treatment of the lady’s father to his rightful duchess. It will not be expected that the author has followed facts in a novel; but the work has, however, enough of the appearance of probability to make it interesting."

Anna Millikin was also the author of "Corfe Castle", "Eva", "The Casket" and "The Rival Chiefs". A Guide to Irish Fiction gives the following info on Millikin and this book:

MILLIKIN, Anna (also Milliken) probably born at
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