Boston: Phillips, Samson & Co., 1850.
Hardcover. First edition. Small octavo. Brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Small nicks on the cloth at the spine ends, small finger pressure mark on front gutter, tiny ink spot on foredge and some scattered foxing, but a nice and fresh, near fine copy. Attempt by the important educator, reformer, and sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe to promote the cause of her pupil, author Delia Bacon in the aftermath of a matrimonial breach of promise suit, and her prosecution in the court of public opinion by the authorities at Yale who Beecher felt thwarted her case. Bacon would seek solace in her research popularizing the notion that Shakespeare's works were actually written by a group of writers, including Francis Bacon and Walter Scott. A very nice copy, seldom found thus.