New York. C. S. Francis & Co., 1846.
287pp, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). Covers lightly rubbed with small chips to head and tail of spine; ink notation to front endpaper, small spots to a few pages, very good, clean condition. A fascinating collection of letters, shorts stories, etc, by Maria L. Child, touching on topics as varied as Waste Lands of Virginia, the Violin, Lizst's Piano-playing, Children in Union Park, Fourth of July, Native Americans and Foreigners, Theatres, Swedenborg's Views of the Future Life, Increase of Luxury in New York, and Employment Essential to Happiness. Item #45315