Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1859. Enlarged Edn. first published in Phila. in 1847). 8vo, (pp. 312). Bound in blind stamped green cloth, title in gilt on the spine, brown coated end papers, x-library copy with early 20th century bookplate of the Sondley Reference Library, Ashville, NC. A very nice tight copy. Item #59907
Includes many poems written during her travels in Italy, many about Tuscany. Actress and abolitionist, Frances Anne Kemble Butler (1809-1903) began writing in 1827 and made her Covent Garden debut as Juliet in 1829. Travelling in the US, she developed a relationship with Catherine Maria Sedgwick and others and in 1834, she married Pierce Butler, a rich plantation owner and worked to better the lot of slave women on his planation. Her famous abolitionist tract Journal of a Residence in America (1835) strained the marriage as Butler attempted to limited her activities and she returned to the UK alone. In 1844, she sold her Poems to buy back her favorite horse! She returned to the theater in 1848.
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