Elizabeth is Missing. Or, Truth Triumphant: An Eighteenth Century Mystery.
"Being a true and complete Relation of her Mysterious Disappearance with her low and distrest State upon returning to Friends, her fixing upon Exfield Wash as the Place of her Confinement, with her Accusations against Mother Wells, a notorious Bawd, and Mary Squires, an hideous Gypsy, on whose Behalf the Lord Mayor of London made a Counter-Accusation, and what came of it. The whole embellish'd wth many Moral Observations and the Truth at last made manifest through many Phaenomena, now first rightly interpreted." First published in 1947. This edition is bound in heavy boards covered in orange cloth, with an interesting dust jacket in mylar. A London servant girl Elizabeth Canning disappeared on January 1st, 1753, and reappeared on January 29th an alarming story of abduction. There have been many books that have attempted to explain the Elizabeth Canning mystery, but none with the detail, scholarship, and wit of this one. Reprinted by Cedric Chivers Ltd, Bath at the request of the London & Home Counties Branch of the Library Association. Very Good condition. 1968. Hb, Dj. USED. $35.00