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Andover: (Self published) Printed by W.F. Draper, 1856. First edition. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in gilt and blind, 222 pp. A presentation copy to "Mrs. C.S. Callender With the kind regards of the Authoress; - in memory of the pleasant hours spent with her at Concord. July 28, 1875." Lydia Very publisher poetry, some prose, and children's books. Her brother was Jones Very. At this time the Callenders lived in the Hosmer House, 586 Main Street. This was the Alcott family's first residence in Concord, from 1840 until they moved to "Fruitlands" in Harvard. Louisa May Alcott used this house as the model for "The Dovecote" in "Little Women" (Chapin, "Concord", 1997). Staining to the bottoms of both covers and the binder's leaves, light rubbing elsewhere. Two leaves loose but present in gathering 17, else a Good copy.
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