The Peterkin Papers

HALE, Lucretia P.
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1880. Illustrated.
First book edition. Rare thus.
12mo, original green cloth with lettering and design decoratively stamped in black , gilt-lettered spine. Very slight cover wear, else fine.

The papers appeared serially as early as 1868 in Our Young Folks and later in St. Nicholas magazine. A sequel. The Last of the Peterkins, followed in 1886.

Hers was a family of achievers: Lucretia's father, a successful businessman, was nephew and namesake of the revolutionary war martyr Nathan Hale. Her mother, described as an intelligent, energetic and versatile person was a sister of the orator and statesman Edward Everitt. A brother, the poet, storyteller (The Man Without a Country, My Double and How He Outdid Me) and Unitarian minister Edward Everitt Hale would become Chaplain of the Senate. [Peter Parley to Penrod p. 52. Browne: The One Hundred Best Books by American Women During the Past Hundred Years 1833-1933, p. 72. DAB. NAW].

Price: $275.00
SKU: 2530
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