Soundings From The Atlantic
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864.
Hardcover. First edition. Publisher's green cloth, title page printed in black and red, with a 22-page publisher's catalog dated November 1863 at the rear. Fading of the gilt spine lettering, light scattered foxing mostly at the margins, else near fine. Presentation copy Inscribed by John Greenleaf Whittier: "Lydia Maria Parrington, with the best wishes, of J.G. & Elizabeth Whittier." John and his sister Elizabeth H. Whittier had maintained a close relationship until her death in 1864, thus making this one of the last of his inscriptions with her name. A handsome, well-preserved copy. *BAL* 8829.