LINES BY MRS. HANAH MORE. Hannah MORE.

LINES BY MRS. HANAH MORE.

[Bristol, England?]: [ca 1827]. Single 8vo sheet, (7-3/4 5 in) cream colored paper with embossed decorated border, printed on one side, Inscribed by the author:"Hannah More | Barley Wood | Feb: 1827". The copy described in OCLC lists an 1825 water mark but does not note the embossed border. This is not watermarked. We had copy (in 2001) on peach colored paper, also not water marked. A fine example. Item #59826

The text is a poem of seven, 4-line verses, starting:"What wide extremes together meet." The OCLC notes: "This was probably written and printed for a local charity bazaar (cf her letter to T. Gisborne, 28 Feb, 1827 in Memoirs, NY, 1937, ll 412-413)" The Barley Wood estate was owned by the social reformer and authoress, Hannah More (1745-1833) from 1784 onwards until she moved to Bristol in 1828, the house being built for her in 1801 on a new site within farmland and pasture. While it was her home, shared with her four sisters, all also unmarried, the property became well known and the Mores received frequent visits from many eminent persons. It may be that More had these printed for presentation.

Price: $750.00

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