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HOWITT, MARY; MARGARET HOWITT (EDITOR) - Mary Howitt an Autobiography

Title: Mary Howitt an Autobiography
Description: London, Wm. Isbister, 1889. Fine Binding. 2 vols. 8vo (9.1 in, 23.1 cm). [2] xx, 326 [2] pp.; port. [2] xii, 370 [2] pp.; port. First edition: An autobiography by Mary Howitt, a Quaker-educated author, translator, and poet, edited by her daughter Margaret Howitt. Mary Howitt was married to author William Howitt, and a chapter describing his youth is included. Mary Howitt befriended 19th-century feminist authors such as Felicia Hemans and Anna Jameson; Elizabeth Gaskell and Eliza Meteyard were also friends who were first published in Howitt's Journal. NCBEL 1288. Feminist Companion p. 546. Finely rebound in contemporary blue half levant morocco and blue cloth, morocco on sides edged in gilt rules, spines with gilt-stamped title and gilt compartment decorations. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Portraits with tissue guards. Front fly-leaves with bold ownership stamp. Spines slightly sunned, extremities rubbed. Tight, square, and clean first edition autobiography by an important feminist author. Very good+ .

Keywords: Women's History First Editions

Price: US$ 100.00 Seller: Excelsa Scripta Rare Books
- Book number: 861

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