Philadelphia: Published by Leary & Getz, n.d., ca. 1830-1835]. We could not establish priority between the present edition and the Thomas Wardle (also Philadelphia) edition published in 1833. All editions are uncommon. Twelve hand-colored plates (including frontispiece) of important historical women. Some edgewear and some cracking to joints. Marbled edges. Chipping to endpapers. Some dustsoiling. A good copy of an uncommon book. Original calf stamped in blind with gilt spine. Octavo. 501, , [48, ads] pp. Item #17128
Survey of historical women including Anne Bradstreet, Martha Washington, Esther Burr, Mary Wortley Montague, Susanna Rowson (author of Charlotte Temple), and Madame de Staël.
Samuel Lorenzo Knapp (1783 - 1838) was an American lawyer, politician, author, and newspaper editor. He commanded a regiment of militia on the coast defenses during the War of 1812 and served as a representative in the Massachusetts legislature between 1812 and 1816. Knapp began his newspaper career editing the Boston Gazette and the Boston Monthly Magazine in 1824, then started his own periodical, the National Republican, in 1826. Some of his other works include The Polish Chiefs: An Historical Romance (1832), The Bachelors and Other Tales (1836), and Tales of the Garden of Kosciuszcko (1834).