This is a March 1, 1854 hardcover book 'The Lamp-Lighter' by Maria Susanna Cummins. Published by John P. Jewett and Company, it is 7 1/2" x 5" with 376pp. with 10 pps of turn-of-the-century advertising at the back. The cover is green cloth hard board with green and orange lettering. It was "awarded to Monica Carroll for good conduct by G. Johnston".
"Excerpt from The Lamplighter
Haunted Hearts She became a frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly and other magazines. But her sudden popularity left her quite unspoiled. A singular modesty, a childlike simplicity, a deep and beautiful religious faith, were the qualities that endeared her to her friends and that are still evidenced by what was written of her at her death, which occurred in Dorchester October 1, 1866. As her pastor, Rev. Nathaniel Hall, declared in his memorial discourse, She received her success with a simple gladness, less that she was famous than that she might be useful; less that she had gained the public's applause than that she had touched, to issues human and philanthropic, the public's heart, and caused her poor 'lamplighter' to be the means of illumining other and direr darkness than that of night." (Wikipedia)
The book is tight, with sound binding and hinges, however the title page and frontspiece are missing. The cover has some wear and the spine and corners are bumped. Dust jacket is not present. It is in good condition with some soil and page browning.
This old book of speaks with a very early voice. You might want to give this treasured book to a special person in your life or add it to your own collection of antique books. We invite you to make your own precious memories with this romantic novel. Thank you for visiting our store.
'The Lamp-Lighter' Romance Novel by Maria Susanna Cummins
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