Item #57847 The writings of Nancy Maria Hyde, of Norwich Conn., connected with a sketch of her life. Nancy M. Hyde, Lydia Huntley Sigourney.
The writings of Nancy Maria Hyde, of Norwich Conn., connected with a sketch of her life

Sigourney's second book

The writings of Nancy Maria Hyde, of Norwich Conn., connected with a sketch of her life

Norwich, Conn. Russell Hubbard, 1816. First edition, 12mo, pp. [5], 6-252; original printed gray paper-covered boards; front joint cracked, cords holding, covers rubbed, spine perished; all else good and sound. The last 10 pages constitute a subscribers' list of primarily Connecticut names. Ownership inscription on title page of Charles P. Huntington. No fewer than 13 Huntingtons in the subscribers' list, but not Charles P. A collection of letters, poems, and journal entries by Nancy Maria Hyde (1792-1816), who died young from an illness. The writings were assembled by her classmate, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, and published posthumously. BAL notes that the book was "edited, with commentary, by Mrs. Sigourney, anonymously. The dedicatory verse p. [3] and the final verses, pp. 234-241 are also probably by Mrs. Sigourney." Russell Hubbard, for his part, was the proprietor of the Norwich Courier. BAL 17616; American Imprints 37903; Sabin 34125. Item #57847

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