Boston: Innes & Niles, Printers, 1866. First edition. 8vo, original gilt-stamped maroon cloth, 80 pages (rectos only), a.e.g. Engraved frontis, 14 woodcut plates. Front hinge cracked, but holding; head and foot of the spine and the corners rubbed; a very good copy. Item #16492
A lengthy historical poem on the Merrimac Valley, ranging from Indian legends to the development of industry, with much praise for the benefits of technology and the factories where, "Ten thousand spindles in their places spin, Ten thousand spools fast wind their fibers in." An attractive production. Sabin 11610; Ranta, Women and Children of the Mills, 278 (mistakenly attributing a date of 1865).