PENELOPE'S PROGRESS. Being Such Extracts from the Commonplace Book of…

PENELOPE'S PROGRESS. Being Such Extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as Relate to Her Experiences in Scotland.

Edition: First printing

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1898. Original publisher's tartan cloth, gilt lettered, decorated endpapers. [10], (269), [3] pp. Chip to cloth at head of spine leaving the muslin backing showing (no lettering affected); minor corner wear; book a little leaned; VG+ clean and tight copy otherwise. With a LETTER SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR tipped in. The letter is in the hand of Wiggin's sister but is signed in full in the author's hand. Written on pale blue tissue and dated 30 Jan., 1898, on a single sheet folded to make four pages (writing covers three pages). The short letter is to J. Macdonald Oxley, a prolific Canadian author of mainly boys' books. Oxley has written praising something of hers (involving "Francesca") he has read in a periodical apparently. Wiggin says that it will come out in book form in March or April with small additions and changes as well as one or two new chapters. Wiggin had her sister write the body of the letter because she was seriously ill at the time. BAL 22620.; 12mo; Signed by Author

Book ID: 2211
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