Very Good+ Smaller octovo hardcover, blind-stamp cloth, gilt band on front and on spine, black lettering, tight binding, clean unfoxed pages, light shelfwear, else VG+++++. No date, cover looks like the Alta edition but not printed on the covers. Better condition that usually seen. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 434 pages.
The Pioneer Women of the West. Undated but published in the late 1800s.
7 1/2 inches high by 5 inches wide. An appropriate supplement to the memoirs of the Women of the American Revolution is this story of the wives and mothers who ventured into the western wilds, Biographies include Mary Bledsoe, Catharine Sevier, Rebecca Boone, Charlotte Robertson, Jane Brown, Mary Moore, Ann Haynes, Ruth Sparks. Sarah Shelby, Rebecca Williams, Rebecca Rouse, Sarah Sibley, Mary Dunlevy, Ann Bailey, Elizabeth Harper, Elizabeth Tappen, Rebecca Heald, Abigail Snelling, Mary McMillan, Charlotte A. Clark, Sarah Bryan, Mary Ann Rumsey, Harriet L. Noble, Elizabeth Kenton, and others.
Elizabeth Fries Lummis Ellet (October 18, 1818 - June 3, 1877) was an American writer, historian and poet. She was the first writer to record the lives of women who contributed to the American Revolutionary War. Born Elizabeth Fries Lummis, in New York, she published her first book, Poems, Translated and Original, in 1835. She married the chemist William Henry Ellet and the couple moved to South Carolina. She had published several books and contributed to multiple journals.Moved back to New York and took her place in the literary scene there. She was involved with a public scandal involving Edgar Allan Poe and Frances Sargent. Osgood and, later, another involving Rufus Wilmot Griswold.
Ellet's most important work, The Women of the American Revolution, was published in 1845. The three volume book profiled the lives of patriotic women in the early history of the United States. She continued writing until her death in 1877. Get images that make Supersized seem small. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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