1880 Rare Victorian Book ~ Treasures from FAIRY LAND by Raymond and Greenwood.
Author : Rossiter W. Raymond, and Grace Greenwood. (pseud. of Sara Jane Lippincott).
Title :Treasures from Fairy Land. (Two Volumes in One).
Publisher : New York, The American News Company, no date (circa.1880).
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 "X 5 "
Pages : 321-185 pages
Binding : Very good and attractive original decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean rare foxing and staining, 1884 gift note from a previous owner on blank page behind the frontis illustration).
Illustrations : Complete with the 24 illustrations
The book : Rare edition of this nice book - The second half of the book contains stories about pets. The first half is less fairy stories than daily New England life with added encounters with magic beings, for instance the Man in the Moon visits the author's study.
The authors :
Rossiter Worthington Raymond (April 27, 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio – December 31, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York) was an American mining engineer, legal scholar and author. At his memorial, the President of Lehigh University described him as "one of the most remarkable cases of versatility that our country has ever seen—sailor, soldier, engineer, lawyer, orator, editor, novelist, story-teller, poet, biblical critic, theologian, teacher, chess-player—he was superior in each capacity. What he did, he always did well."
Sara Jane Lippincott (pseudonym Grace Greenwood, September 23, 1823 – April 20, 1904) was an American author, poet, correspondent, lecturer, and newspaper founder. One of the first women to gain access into the Congressional press galleries, she used her questions to advocate for social reform and women's rights.Her best known books for children are entitled, History of My Pets (1850); Recollections of My Childhood (1851); Stories of Many Lands (1866); Merrie England (1854); Bonnie Scotland (1861); Stories and Legends of Travel and History; Stories and Sights of France and Italy (1867). The volumes for older readers are two series of collected prose writings, Greenwood Leaves (1849, 1851); Poems (1850); Haps and Mishaps of a Tour in Europe (1852); A Forest Tragedy (1856); A Record of Five Years (1867); New Life in New Lands (1873); Victoria, Queen of England. This last was published, in 1883, by Anderson & Allen of New York, and Sampson, Low & Marston, London. Lippincott was connected as editor and contributor with various American magazines, as well as weekly and daily papers. She was a prominent member of the literary society of New York along with Anne Lynch Botta, Edgar Allan Poe, Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Horace Greeley, Richard Henry Stoddard, Andrew Carnegie, Mary Mapes Dodge, Julia Ward Howe, Charles Butler, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Delia Bacon, and Bayard Taylor, among others.
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