LAURA SECORD, THE HEROINE OF 1812 : a Drama. And Other Poems
Edition: First Edition
Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1887. Octavo, original reddish-brown cloth gilt lettered, all edges gilt. pp (8), (viii), (9)-215. Without the errata slip at rear found in some copies. Covers damp stained ans faded (a portion of rear cover bleached to white); bubbling to pastedowns; offset tanning to free endpapers; ink owner name to title page (J.C. McCorkell); text paper lightly rippled. In all, only fair externally, but internally, but for the rippling, the text is VG or better. "Sarah Anne Curzon née Vincent (1833 - November 6, 1898) was a Canadian poet, journalist, editor, and playwright who was one of 'the first women's rights activists and supporters of liberal feminism' in Canada. During her lifetime she was best known for her closet drama, Laura Secord: The Heroine of 1812, one of the works that made Laura Secord a household name." - Wikipedia. She called "Laura Secord" Canada's first feminist play. Contains a 6 page "Memoir" of Secord at the front. Also includes notes and some correspondence pertaining to the War of 1812.