Female American Fantasy novel 1814 Unca Eliza Winkfield rare American bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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No title page or date. Book opens to advertisement leaf. Bibliographic research information below:
The Female American, or The extraordinary adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield, compiled by herself.
Published 1814, Vergennes, Vermont by Jepthah Shedd and Co. Wright & Sibley, printers.
270 pages. Original leather over wooden boards.
The novel describes the adventures of a half-Native American, half-English woman, who is shipwrecked on an island. An early female fantasy novel!
Period full leather binding, front cover detached, lacks title page, book opens to Advertisement leaf, corners worn or chipped away slightly exposing original wooden boards.
Poor condition, but a very scarce/ rare early 19th century American imprint still in its original binding.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 5 5/8" H x 3 1/2" W.
According the American Antiquarian Society, the book is:
Wright & Sibley printed at Montpelier, Vt.
Shaw, R.R. American bibliography, 31461 & 33705.
McCorison, M.A. Vermont imprints, 1778-1820, 1602