Chesebro', Caroline. Victoria; or, The World Overcome. New York: Derby and Jackson, 1856. First edition. Very good blind stamped purple cloth, spine and edges faded, joints and hinges fine, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 465 clean pp., foxing to end papers and tp, rest clean, tight. Very good. Hardcover.
Caroline Chesebro' (1825-1873), b. Canandaigua, NY; d. Piermont, NY. She wrote short stories and novels, being published by the leading periodicals of the day, including Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic, and Appleton's Journal. A contemporary critic described her works "as evincing descriptive and analytical powers of a high order."
Her ancestors came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and this religious novel is set in that time, and includes Atlantic travel, a shipwreck, romance, and daily life in the Puritan colony. (3231)