Publisher: Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1829.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: American Imprints 38563.
Condition: Edges rubbed and a little darkened; very good copy.
Book ID: 28663
Description12mo, contemporary blind- and gilt-decorated rose calf, gilt decorated and lettered spine, a.e.g.
CommentsA study of French poet, theologian and writer François Fénelon, with translations from his writings, by the Boston author Eliza Lee Follen (née Cabot) (1787-1860). This is Follen's first book, preceded by a serial publication for children; she would go to become prominent in Boston literary circles and be an active member of abolitionist groups. "She was for years one of the notable personages of Boston. Every one respected her, but not every one loved her" - DAB. Inscribed on the front blank from William Appleton to Miss H. Appleton, and dated Beacon Street, Boston, 1861.