Sketches of Green Mountain life; with an autobiography of the author

Lowell: Nathaniel L. Dayton, 1846. 12mo, pp. 160; contemporary blindstamped green cloth; boards soiled and lightly rubbed, textblock cocked, occasional spotting, ink burn on lower edge, good and sound. According to her autobiography, the author suffered an illness in late childhood that rendered her deaf, then traveled throughout the US, visiting many natural monuments and observing Joseph Smith at Kirtland, for whom she had few kind words. Of the prose itself her editor writes: "The reader will not look for perfection, where the writer is unacquainted with a grammatical rule. Yet her productions are not without interest, and many passages are worthy of much commendation...She is ... dependent upon her own exertions for a subsistence, and hopes through this means to share the sympathy of a benevolent public." Wright I, 14. Item #53769

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