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Infelicia - Adah Isaacs Menken - 1868. 
Np, New York 1868 - Illustrated with headpiece pictures and 2 portraits. Decorated antique cloth. 141pp. 32mo. Very rare volume of poetry from the actress best known for her role in Mazeppa in 1866, in which she supposedly rode a horse across the stage in the nude. Menken's third husband was the famed prizefighter John C. Heenan. She was acquaintances with the likes of Charles Dickens (for whom her only collection of verse is dedicated), Walt Whitman, George Sand and Dumas, among others. The volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and contains a portrait of the poet as the frontispiece, as well one of Heenan. The beveled boards are toned and worn around the edges; fraying to the spine head and upper groove. Mildly shaken interior, but else the text block is crisp and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Blue Roof Books]
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