Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1888. Two volumes. First German Edition, preceding the UK Edition by one year. Text in English.
The final novel published during Collins' lifetime, a exploration and rejection of the idea of hereditary evil, the story of two women raised as sisters by a minister and his wife, only for it to be revealed that one of them is actually the daughter of a woman who was executed for murdering her husband.
Professional repair to separation of the front and rear boards on Volume Two, else both volumes Very Good plus in the red three quarter leather and marbled paper boards. Light rubbing to the hinges and corners, with light soil overall.