Leaves from Margaret Smith’s Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. 1678-9. JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER.

Leaves from Margaret Smith’s Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. 1678-9.

Publisher: Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1849.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 21766, binding C (no priority); Wright I, 2709.
Condition: Very good copy.
Book ID: 11419

Description

8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth (a little stained and worn), gilt lettering.

Comments

¶ Whittier’s longest work of prose, an anonymous novella written in the form of the journal of a 17th-century English woman in the Bay Colony who recounts her life and that of her relatives; among the characters is one Elizabeth Rowson, who marries an English adventurer only to later discover that he is a bigamist and a confidence man. Margaret Smith’s Journal is also the first book from this publishing firm to bear Fields’ name in the imprint.

Price: $175.00

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