NORTHWOOD: LIFE NORTH & SOUTH, by Sarah Josepha Hale - 1852


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Northwood, or, Life North And South: Showing the True Character of Both

by Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1788-1879) released her first version of this novel in 1827, and it was embraced as one of the first novels depicting slavery in the U.S. After working a number of years as an editor, she released this new illustrated edition. Hale is best known as the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb," and her work to establish Thanksgiving as an American holiday. Even so, it could be argued that her most influential work was her 40 years as the editor of the notable "Godey's Lady's Book," a journal that profoundly shaped trends in taste, fashion and design in the 19th century. 408 pages. 5 x 7.5 inches.

Second Edition, published by: H. Long & Brother, New York. 1852

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Covers have elaborate blind tooling on front and back, gilt on spine.
  • Book has been professionally rebacked, preserving original spine piece.
  • Hinges of book were professionally reinforced.
  • Binding is secure and firm.
  • Brown cloth over boards is bubbling in places, with lightly bumped corners and minimal rubbing or staining.
  • Inside pages are free of marginalia and underlining.
  • Front fly page has owner's info in pencil.
  • Pastedowns and feps have moderate smudges and foxing.
  • Scattered light foxing throughout, with a little more on a couple pages, mostly in margins.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20160211

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Subject: Literature & Fiction
Topic: Black Americana
Binding: Fine Binding
Special Attributes: 2nd Edition
Year Printed: 1852
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Original/Facsimile: Original
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: H. Long & Brother
Language: English
Author: Sarah Josepha Hale
Region: North America
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