Category: Literature

ELIZABETH HICKS. A TRUE ROMANCE OF THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDANCE 1775-1783 Stock code: 13556

Publisher:

London: William Hardwick. 1902

Description:

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original petrol blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board. Small 8vo. 98pp. Tissue guarded silhouette portrait frontispiece and two illustrations from sketches by Charles C. Dix. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth with some mottling and marks at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, with a pencilled number to the front free endpaper otherwise clean throughout. Rare in commerce and institutionally with not a single copy of the first edition listed on auction records, Copac or OCLC WorldCat.

Price:

£275.00

Notes:

The true account of Elizabeth Hicks who in 1777 as a young girl growing up on the frontier of Virginia during the Revolutionary War was captured by the Indians near Fort Randolph (Point Pleasant, West Virginia) and carried northward into Ohio. The story was abridged from the author's own manuscript (written in 1814) by her daughter Fanny Bird, being completed, edited and made available for publication by her granddaughter Louisa J. Marriott.