Title: A Memorial of Alice and Phoebe Cary, with ...
Publisher: Hurd and Houghton, New York
Publication Date: 1873
Edition: First edition.
Octavo. original brown cloth, decoratively stamped in black and gilt. Illustrated with two portraits on steel. The Cary sisters were born in a simple farmhouse in rural Ohio, Alice in 1820 and Phoebe four years later. As adults their literary talents would earn them enough money to purchase a pleasant house on 20th Street in downtown Manhattan where their Sunday night receptions became an institution. They were firm abolitionists and, while sympathetic to the movement for women's rights, were not actively engaged in it. They died five months apart in 1871. [BAL 2850. DAB. NAW. Sweeney 192-193. See Browne p. 88]. Title page a bit foxed, else a fine, bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 7025
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