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The PRINCESS Of The MOON. A Confederate Fairy Story
Warrenton, VA:: [Printed at The Sun Book and Job Office, Baltimore, Md],. 1869.. 12mo. 5-7/8" x 4-1/2". 1st edition (Wright II, 1966). INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy from Ives to one Becky Williams, dated 1870. 72 pp.. Original publisher's fine-weave terra-cotta cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to front board.. General wear & soiling to binding, with some cloth loss to spine ends. & a cloth split developing along the lower portion of the front. joint. An About VG copy.. An relatively scarce juvenile, with strong fantasy elements ("I am the Fairy of the Moon," said she, "and having witnessed your grief I desire to serve you. What would you have?"), though the bias of the Confederate authoress, and her obvious wish the war had ended differently, is clearly discernable to any adult reader. OCLC records 3 institutional holdings, though we find additional copies at Yale, UVa & AAS. . Frontispiece, engraved by Torsch. Head- tailpieces.
      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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