The Unfortunate Mountain Girl: A Collection of Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. BLIND AUTHORS, L. J. PRATT.

The Unfortunate Mountain Girl: A Collection of Miscellanies in Prose and Verse

Rutland: Geo. A. Tuttle & Co., 1855. The blind Vermont author's second published work, aboult Lizza, the daughter of a "Gypsy," inspired by the success of the blind Boston author Helen De Kroyft. Unlike De Kroyft, however, Pratt wrote not to alleviate poverty, but to "devote...to the causes fo self-culture and Christian liberalism" (James Emmett Ryan, "The Blind Authoress of New York," in the "American Quarterly," Vol. 51, no. 2, June, 1999, p. 405). WRIGHT II 1949, citing the first (1854) edition. 12mo (16.5cm.); publisher's brown pictorial gilt-stamped cloth; [2],173pp. Partial orange paint ringstain to upper cover, spine cloth sunned, textblock a bit shaken in covers, late 19th-century ownerhsip rubberstamps to front pastedown and endpaper, else Very Good and sound.

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