Publisher: Hartford: Seldon & Goodwin, Printers, 1815.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 17615; American Bibliography 35937; Stoddard & Whitesell 1111.
Condition: Some foxing and smudges in the text; very good copy.
Book ID: 27352
Description12mo, modern purple cloth, black morocco label, gilt lettering. Eight-page list of subscribers. Frontis portrait.
CommentsThe uncommon first book by Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865), a substantial collection of poems and short essays which foreshadowed her career as one of the most popular and prolific American literary women of the 19th century. The interesting frontis portrait of her as a young woman is not called for and is supplied to this copy from The Lady’s Book (later Godey's Lady's Book), where it first appeared.