RITA. by Richards, Laura E (1850-1943)


Edition: First edition.

Boston: Dana Estes and Company, (1900). Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Margaret series" by this author. This is the story of a young woman, the daughter of an American father and a Spanish mother, set in Havana, Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Although Richards was best known for her many children's books, she was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography. She was the daughter of the doctor, abolitionist and philanthropist Samuel Gridley Howe and writer Julia Ward Howe, the author of 'Battle Hymm of the Republic." Among those wth whom she grew up in Massachusetts were the Hawthornes, and Louisa May Alcott and she travelled extensively, although most of her later years were spent in Gardine, Maine. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and seven internal glossy plates by Ethelred B. Barry. 246 pp.

Condition: Very good in illustrated gold cloth boards (previous owner's name, some soiling to the covers)

Book ID: 69937
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