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1 Child, L. Lydia Maria. Carte de Visite Photograph and Autograph of Lydia Maria Child.

The carte bears the imprint of John A. Whipple, Boston. Child is about 62; she is seated on a porch, reading a book, her left elbow on an ornate railing. Contemporary images of Lydia Maria Child are rare. The card a bit toned, a Very Good carte. With: her autograph clipped from a letter - Dated Wayland, Sep. 25th, 1870 - "With true love for you all, your affectionate old friend, L. Maria Child." Mrs Child went by her middle name. On the obverse are some words from the letter: "...understand how the stereoscope makes things stand out in so much bolder relief than any painting can...". A small stain bleeds through, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, in Very Good condition. 
Price: 220.00 USD
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2 Child, L. Lydia Maria, editor. Caroline Sturgis Tappan. Rainbows for Children.

New York: C.S. Francis; Boston: J.H. Francis, 1848. Rebound in red buckram, gilt lettered, all edges gilt, 10 engraved illustrations inserted, 170 pp., one leaf of ads. A presentation copy: "M.F. Russell from Mrs. Tappan, 1868." Mrs. Child denied that she was responsible for this collection, asserting that the credit belonged to Caroline Sturgis Tappan (letter to James T. Fields, Nov. 3, 1867, quoted in BAL 3161). Caroline Tappan (1818-1888) was immersed in the Boston liberal intellectual life of the period; she was and intimate of both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller. Cloth rubbed, some tiny spotting from deteriorating sizing. Front endpapers cracked, some gatherings loosening a bit. Minimal foxing. A Good copy. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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