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1 Ames, Mary Clemmer A Memorial of Alice and Phoebe Cary
NY Hurd and Houghton 1877 Reprint Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 
351 pp. Small rip in green cloth in upper part of spine, light edge rubbing and fraying, especially on spine, and corners bumped, but overall, surprisingly fresh appearance to green cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Alice Cary protected by onion skin. Diagonal darkening of corners of first few pages, but main text very clean. One or two pencil marks in the poetry section. Gilt logo of Hurd and Houghton still bright on front cover. First half of the book is an admiring biography of the Cary sisters, poets who were popular in the mid 19th century. Raised on a farm in Ohio, they showed unusual feminine independence for their era by moving to New York in their 20ths and supporting themselves by their writing. Their home was a literary salon that drew in Horace Greeley and others; they also supported Elizabeth Stanton's suffrage movement. The second half of the book is a sampling of their poetry, mostly on religious and nature themes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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