Book Description

Later US printing, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Small 8vo, pp. 256 + engraved frontispiece. Original green ribbed cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Spine sunned, pushing to spine ends, corners bumped. Gilt dulled. Inscribed in sepia pen to ffep: “Mrs H. Wells/ with the love of/ Mrs Sigourney/ Christmas 1853.”, endpapers toned, some foxing, heavy at front and rear, including title page and frontispiece, gatherings occasionally straining at threads. Still, a rather charming copy. Unusual, especially inscribed.
Dealer Notes
A popular and prolific poet in her lifetime, Lydia H. Sigourney (1791-1865) was known both as “the female Milton” and the “American Mrs. Hemans”; while her own name was borrowed to name literary societies and clubs during the Lyceum Movement. Sigourney’s trademark formula comprised “pious and morbid themes tied together by catchy couplets”.
Author SIGOURNEY, Lydia H.
Date 1853
Publisher New York: Leavitt & Allen
Condition Very good

Price: £120.00

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