Title page of first US edition of Antonina published by Harper & Brothers in 1850. This rare item is the first US publication of a book by Wilkie and is thought to be the  first of any of his writing in the States. Harper paid $15 for early proofs and this represents the start of a long relationship with Harper. The book was republished by them in 1874 in their Illustrated edition of Wilkie's works.


All material on these pages is Paul Lewis 1997-2000