Title: The minister's wooing.Author: Harriet Beecher StowePublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin ...
Title: The minister's wooing.Author: Harriet Beecher StowePublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++SourceLibrary: Huntington LibraryDocumentID: SABCP03960200CollectionID: CTRG02-B364PublicationDate: 18590101SourceBibCitation: Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to AmericaNotes: Collation: 578 p.; 19 cm
Illustrated Frontispiece. Good. No Jacket. This antique, 5"x7.5" hard cover book has a color illustrated cover with black lettering on the front and spine of the cover. Black and white illustrated frontispiece. 434 pages. Book is in good condition with tanned pages, foxing, wear and soil.
Used-Very Good. VG hardback in green cloth with gilt. Undated cheap edition (probably c.1870), with small print. Pages browned and a little fragile; ? lacks half-title page; edge of title page chipped; spine bumped, with rubbed gilt lettering.
Fair. A kid has scribbled in crayon on a few of the endpapers and inside the cover. This is a fun collector's item. In 1869, the British Publisher Darby and Jackson released Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Minister's Wooing" which was supposed to be a cutting parody of American Calvinism but instead ended up being more of a love story (although it was the former also) Darby and Jackson went to great lenghts to protect its copyright in America, but it didnt work. This is one of the bootleg copies from the post Civil War era, which has no publisher, no title page, just starts out with an image of Harriet Beecher Stowe and page 1, but all the pages are there. Respect for British Copyright laws was not a big deal, but they avoided lawsuits by selling the books unmarked. Also has no date, its from the 19th century. A fun talking item for any book collector, except it needs some restoration to remove the crayone writing, binding a little loose. MendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes. Then we send you a confirmation e-mail. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions.
FRONTISPIECE ENGRAVING. Very Good. No DJ. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. OCTAVO. THIS IS A VERY GOOD HARDBOUND COPY OF ONE OF THE VOLUMES FROM THE SCARCE AND IMPORTANT SET OF....THE WRITINGS OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.....PUB IN GREY HARDBOUND IN AN EDITION LIMITED TO 250 COPIES....THIS IS #46...THIS VOLUME IS "THE MINISTER'S WOOING" AND CONTAINS OVER 400 PAGES OF UNMARKED TEXT IN LOVELY GREY BINDING...THERE IS A COLLEGE LIBRARY STAMP ON FRONT FLYLEAF...A BEAUTIFUL FRONTISPIECE STEEL PLATE ENGRAVING....LIBRARY NUMBER ON SPINE....THIS IS VOLUME #5 OF THE LARGE PAPER EDITION; THE DATE GIVEN IS 1896 ALTHOUGH I AM NOT SURE IF THIS EDITION WAS PRINTED IN 1896...THIS IS ONE VOLUME ONLY OF THE 16 VOLUME SET....A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT BOOK AT A LOW PRICE.
I had only known Harriet Beecher Stowe from Uncle Tom's Cabin. She is still the true abolitionist at heart, but her aim this time is to free people's minds and hearts from the hopelessness of Calvinism. It is, of course, written in a style that is quite archaic and foreign to readers of this century, but the story is beautiful. The description of life in Newport, Rhode Island in the 18th century is beguiling, to say the least. This book is a glimpse of everyday life, at what hour meals were eaten, when to retire for the night, preparations for a wedding, descriptions of clothing. These homely details are coupled with discussions of theology and the freedom of an individual to conduct a quest for God on his or her own terms. The love story in this case serves as a vehicle to unmask a rigid, unyielding theological system that takes the joy out of life. There is the interesting addition of Aaron Burr as the villain in a subplot. It takes a little effort to stick with the story at times, but seeing life in this place and in this time is rewarding.
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