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Sacred Dramas
1827 - MORE, Hannah. Sacred Dramas; the Search after Happiness; and Other Poems. London: Jones & Company, 1827. 24mo (2 by 4 inches), contemporary full straight-grain black morocco gilt, green morocco spine labels, all edges gilt. $1500.Later edition of Hannah More's poetic, pedagogical retellings of Old Testament tales, handsomely bound, with a lovely fore-edge painting.Samuel Johnson once called Hannah More "the most "˜powerful versificatrix in the English language" (DNB). These poetic retellings of familiar Old Testament stories""among them "Moses in the Bulrushes," "David and Goliath" and "Daniel"""also, when read with modern eyes, say much "about the cultural and political issues with which More and other iconoclastic female thinkers of the period were engaged" (Marjean Purinton). With engraved frontispiece portrait and additional engraved title page. This copy bears a fore-edge painting depicting a view of Ipswich from Bishop's Hill. First published 1782. Prize gift inscription dated 1831.Scattered light foxing. An about-fine copy, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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