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1850. RARE. Sigourney's preface dated 1848. First UK Edition. Red cloth hardcover. Decorative blind stamping as background to ornate gilt covering spine and center of front cover. Bright gilt to page edges all round. Frontispieces face each other, very ornate gilt and colored scenes ladies and nature. Frontispieces lithographed by J. Ramage of Edinburgh. Two b/w etchings. Jefferson's Ten Practical Rules of Life pasted to front pastedown. Other charming time pieces of a similar nature pasted to rear pastedown. 237pp. Ads. Poetry and prose. Contents are as follows: Mary Rice, Sleeping Infant Watched by a Dog, The Friends of Man, Thoughts Among the Trees, Orramell: The Forest Maiden, Niagara, "What Then?" Woman's Mission, The Plow and the Sword, The Elm Trees, Death of an Infant, The Bubble, The Christian Maid of Athens, A Cottage Scene, The Coral Insect, The Widow at Her Daughter's Bridal, The Reverse, The Lost Children, The Widow and Her Son, and Ethelbert of England and the Good Queen Bertha. First American woman to make a successful career of literature. Lydia H. Sigourney was born in Connecticut in 1791. She opened two schools for young women there, offering a curriculum of advanced studies. She published over 50 titles.
Title: The Coronal: or, Tales and Pencilings in Poetry and Prose
Publisher: London: Thomas Nelson: 1850
Book Condition: GOOD for age. Spine tips worn. Other extremities minor wear. Child's scribble in pen to three pages. Text clean. Minor splash mark to a few pages.
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Seller ID: 16846
Keywords: poetry, Sigourney, women, History