Lives of Celebrated Women: by the Author of Peter Parley's Tales
Lives of Celebrated Women: by the Author of Peter Parley's Tales
Lives of Celebrated Women: by the Author of Peter Parley's Tales
Lives of Celebrated Women: by the Author of Peter Parley's Tales

Lives of Celebrated Women: by the Author of Peter Parley's Tales

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Goodrich, Samuel. Lives of Celebrated Women: by the Author of Peter Parley's Tales (Parley's Cabinet Library). New York: John Allen, 1844. First Edition. [9559]

Black cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt, joints fine, rubbed through at the spine ends & corner tips, 7 x 4 3/4 inches. Waxed yellow end papers, wood-engraved frontis & extra title page, several additional plates, foxing, tight. A couple of old ink stamps, "First Light-House District," and "Portland P. F. Fraternity." Good. Hardcover.

Accounts of Lucretia and Margaret Davidson; Mrs. Adams; Mrs. Washington; Madame de Stael; Lady Hester Stanhope; Hannah More; Mrs. Barbauld; Madame de Genlis; Josephine; Marie Antoinette; Madame Roland; Madame de Sévigné; Mary, Queen of Scots; Elizabeth, Queen of England; Isabella of Spain; and Joan of Arc.

Samuel Griswold Goodrich, alias Peter Parley, (1793-1860); born in Connecticut. Goodrich was a prolific author and publisher of children’s books.

“How greatly parents have been aided and encouraged – as well as children instructed and delighted – through the earlier volumes of Parley’s Magazine, Merry’s Museum, Parley’s Cabinet Library, and his numberless volumes of many kinds, who shall estimate?” – Allibone.

Goodrich was appointed Consul to Paris by President Fillmore.