POETICAL REMAINS OF THE LATE LUCY HOOPER, collected and arranged; with a memoir, by John Keese.
Edition: First edition.
New York: Samuel Colman, 1842. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous collection of poems by Lucy Hooper, with a memoir by John Keese and several tributes to her memory by John Greenleaf Whittier and others. The poem by Whittier begins "They tell me, Lucy, thou art dead, / That all of thee we loved and cherished / Has with thy summer roses perished;" Hooper, who died at just 25, is best known for the "Lady's Book of Flowers and Poetry" which she edited, and partially wrote. Drawing upon her passions for both botany and poetry, this is still considered one of the best early examples of that type of book. This, the first of two posthumous books of her poetry, is very scarce. 291 pp.
Condition: Good overall in original dark brown cloth with embossed decorations on the covers, gilt titling and decorations on spine - some wear to ends of spine and corners, but tight and sturdy. Significant foxing to the pages and the the title page is torn along the gutter but not totally disconnected. Gift inscription dated 1848 on front endpaper.