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Child, L[ydia] Maria
Letters from New-York
New York: Charles S. Francis; Boston: James Monroe [H. Ludwig, Printer, 72 Vesey-street, N.Y.], 1843. First Edition. [i] - [xii]; 1 - 276 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt. Spine lightly faded (faintest rubbing to ends), else a very good plus copy. First Edition. [i] - [xii]; 1 - 276 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Anna Loring. Choice presentation copy from abolitionist author Maria Childs (1802-1880), of her enormously popular collection of stories and essays, compiled from her columns in the National Anti-Slavery Standard. Inscribed to "Anna Loring from her affectionate friend the Author. Sept. 1, 1843" Anna Loring (1830-1896), of Boston, was the daughter of Ellis Gray Loring, lawyer, abolitionist, and founder of the New England Anti-slavery Society. In 1863, Anna Loring married Otto Dresel, a German-born composer and pianist. She was vice president of the Sanitary Commission of Boston during the Civil War. "These pages are so deeply tinged with romance and mysticism, that they might seem an unfit offering to one who has the crowning merit of the 19th century - that of being a cautious and energetic 'business man.' But in a city of strangers you have been to me as a brother; most of the scenes mentioned in these Letters we have visited together..." (Author's dedication "To John Hopper"). Wright I 521; BAL 3144
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