Sherwood, Mrs. (Mary Martha)
Title The Lady of the Manor. Being a Series of Conversations on the Subject of Confirmation. Intended for the Use of the Middle and Higher Ranks of Young Females (Four Volumes Only)
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus.
Publisher Bridgeport M. Sherman 1828
Seller ID 002908
Bridgeport: M. Sherman, 1828. Mary Martha Sherwood (1775-1851) was a prolific (some 400 works!) and very popular author of children's literature, mainly written from her evangelical Christian position. She was well-educated, having both Latin and Greek and (later) Hebrew. An educational reformer, she was profoundly anti-Catholic in her many tracts for the poor. Here are four volumes only of her "Lady of the Manor," which was written in a series starting in 1823. Uniform orange paper-covered boards with paper labels on the spines. Clean texts; included are Volume One (360 pages), Volume IV (360 pages), Volume V (300 pages), and Volume VII (394 pages). All volumes bear an 1828 date, and are generally in Very Good condition. All have frontis engravings which are typically foxed and have transfered to the Title Pages. Endpapers very well spotted. The label for Volume VII has been heavily rubbed. The publisher, Sherman, is unknown to Quercus; later, her American publisher was Harper. Quercus suggests this as a possible pirate edition. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition.