Boston: Lee & Shephard, 1902.
First edition. Photogravure frontispiece portrait, vignette title-page, and 11 portraits. x, 254,  pp. 8vo. c. Original brown cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt. Spine dulled and tips rubbed (with slight loss); ex-library with bookplate and withdrawal stamp on front pastedown. Good, sound copy and now scarce. Item #247069
INSCRIBED on the flyleaf:
“Miss Estelle M. H. Merrill
“Pres. of the ___ (?) Association
“from ED Cheny
“January 13, 1903”
A rare inscription from this Boston abolitionist (1824-1904), ardent women’s suffragist, secretary of the New England Freedmen's Aid Society, author of many books, friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bronson Alcott, and many others, and biographer of Louisa May Alcott. An important memoir of this extraordinary woman, written at the end of her life.
Estelle M.H. Merrill was an author (under the pseudonym “Jean Kincaid”), and the founder of The Cantabrigia Club for women, and thee editor of CAMBRIDGE SKETCHES BY CAMBRIDGE AUTHORS (1896).
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