The Silent Witness by Edmund Yates 1875 First Edition

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The Silent Witness
by Edmund Yates

Pub:  Wm F. Gill & Co   Boston
Date:  1875  First Edition

Brown cloth with gilt lettering.  Fair, two inch tear to cloth along spine, corners bumped.  Hinges cracked with webbing showing.  First Edition, 168 pages  Yates was a friend of Charles Dickens and an adversary of William Thackeray, having taken Dickens side in the dispute with his wife.  He also served a jail sentence for criminal libel for an article he wrote in his weekly paper The World  about Hugh Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale