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The Bartered Bride

Mrs Patrick MacGill [Margaret Catherine Gibbons]

In November 1915 Margaret Gibbons (1887-1966) married the Irish journalist, poet and novelist Patrick MacGill (1889-1963) and used her married name for her romantic novels, which she also published with Herbert Jenkins. She also wrote short stories which were published in the USA in Love Story Magazine. The couple went to California in 1930 but were stranded there because of the Depression. She opened a drama school in Los Angeles and later, in Florida. They remained in the USA. To find her novels in Jisc you need to search under the name Margaret Gibbons although it does not appear in any book that I have seen.

Blampied designed the dust jacket of two of Margaret Gibbon's novels, this one and Hidden Fires.

First edition

Bibliography code: JEN-20.1

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins

Series: none

Year: 1920

Format: 8vo

Pages: 314; 6pp ads

Binding: Red cloth w titile and author in black in black box. Spine: title, author and publisher in black. Popular edition: green cloth with title and author in black within lines; title, author and publisher in black on spine

Size: 1st edn 190 x 130 mm; Popular edn 180 x 115

Dust jacket: signed Blam, lower left

Internal illustrations: none

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)

Price: 1st edition 7 shillings 6 pence; then 2 shillings 6 pence; Popular edition 2 shillings

Printing history: First, then a smaller, Popular edition (see above)

Printed by: Butler & Tanner, Frome and London

Notes: This title is advertised in Herbert Jenkins' Wireless, number 15, in November 1920. This is a free broadsheet issued by the publisher to advertise books.