London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1876. Early reprint. Hardcover. 2 fl, 406 pp.; octavo, Zaehnsdorf binding of half dark green morocco and marbled boards, spines richly gilt, maroon morocco lettering pieces. Slight rubbing to under edge of lower corners, else fine. Item #22733
The other sketches unnamed in the title are: Out of the World; Making Merry; Sola; and Moretti's Campanula. First published in 1869. Anne Isabelle Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919) was the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray. The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Fifth Edition, notes that she wrote "novels of an impressionistic kind which influenced her step-niece Virginia Woolf."