Privately printed, 1891. Hardcover. Scarce work containing the poems of Cornelia Huntington (1803-1890), the first important female writer of East Hampton Long Island, collected and published the year following her death.
Sml folio, frontispiece portrait, 203pp, Index [ii], all edges gilt. Gray green paper covered boards, title in gilt at front board. Covers rubbed, front board marked with ink. Internally, front inner hinge starting, but holding; first signature detached. With an inscription to Belle Talmage, dated 1893 at ffep. The Talmage family is one of the oldest Long Island families, with Thomas Talmage a founder of East Hampton and the town's first recorder, of Easthampton in 1649. A peacock tail feather loosely inserted, likely by an early owner. OCLC: 5121897. Good + condition. Item #20226