New York: Baker and Scribner, 1850. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. (xii) 308pp. Blue-green decorative blind-stamped cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the spine. This first edition of Elizabeth F. Ellet's work is an insightful historical account of social conditions under which Americans lived before and during the American Revolution. Ellet's work is known to have been groundbreaking in her approach to American history, with a focus on various aspects of the period not covered in most histories, such as her focus on women's lives and roles in her important work, the three-volume "The Women of the American Revolution" (1848-1850). Table of contents at the front.
Binding with some light rubbing and/or bumping to extremities, including a small tear at the front hinge of the spine. Front cover lightly stained in the top right corner. Interior front cover with inscribed label pasted on. Dated 1897. One of the front free endpapers has been torn out. Pages throughout with sporadic light foxing, smudges and/or water stains. Book block tight. Binding and interior in good condition overall. g. Item #45802