Giles, Daphne S. A Collection of Scriptural and Miscellaneous Poems. Ann Arbor: Printed by Cole and Arnold, 1845. First Edition.
Cloth spine with marbled boards, spine faded, 3 3/4 x 6 inches, 172 pp. with index, tight. Very good. Hardcover. 
An early Michigan imprint.
Daphne Smith Giles b. 1812 at New Haven, VT; became blind at the age of fourteen, converted at the age of sixteen and baptized into the Baptist church of Dexter, Michigan, at the age of twenty-two. The pastor of this church, W. A. Bronson, writes the biographical preface. In 1839 she entered the Institution for the Blind in New York City, her aim being to read Braille. At the urging of friends she put these poems, which she had originally written for herself and her friends, to print. Many have the Bible passages to which they refer printed before the poem or reflection. After the modest success of her first book, she went on to write several more.