New York: C.S Francis, 1845.
Cloth. Very Good. Item #024496
First Edition state 2 (BAL 3152). Bound in original brown T- cloth with yellow endpapers and simple blindstamping around the edges. Boards show slight rubbing through cloth at the edges and corners with minor bumping. Very slight chipping at head and tail of spine. Inscription on front free endpaper from what appears to be Edmund Benzon (whom Child had dedicated this book to). He has presented it to a friend of his. Text block is mostly bright and clean with a few spots of discoloration. Binding is tight and the book is square. Lydia Maria Child was an important abolitionist and worked on the famed "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" still a central work as well as "Freedmen's Book", a reading primer for former slaves.. She lived in Massachusetts and worked at various anti-slavery publications while writing both fiction and non-fiction. In addition to her great contributions to anti-slavery writing she wrote one of the central works of American cookery, The American Frugal Housewife. Her letters from New York comprise many areas of interest including music, travel, Irish, and some on poverty and politics. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 024496.