Lot 96 of 557:
My Daughter. A Poem 1824 Philadelphia  

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Title:
My Daughter, A Poem

Author:
Gregory, Richard

Place:
Philadelphia

Publisher:
Morgan & Yeager

Date:
1824

Description:

6 leaves, printed on one side only. Each with engraved text and a hand-colored engraved vignette. (12mo) 13x10.5 cm (5x4¼") original engraved wrappers.

This poem formed part of a series of seven similar works collected under the title Grateful Tributes, published in London around 1812. As separate works, these titles were issued by various publishers, and ascribed to various authors, though the format remained fairly consistent. Gregory is the author of note, though this title is also attributed to Mary Elliott. The lesson of the poem is that a daughter's role is to learn from the mother, then care for her through old age and infirmity, through to death. OCLC records 7 copies, all on the East Coast. Shoemaker 16343. Rosenbach 633


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine restored; old dampstain throughout; very good.


 
Item number:
286731
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