The Ladies Monitor, a Poem
Bellows Falls, VT: Printed by Bill Blake & Co., 1818. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Contemporary sheep. Rebacked, fore-corners worn. Item #409368
First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed identically twice by the poet to a niece on front flyleaves: "Ann [...] Jones, Presented to her by her Uncle, Thom[as] G. Fessenden – January 31, 1818" (three letters cropped by the binder). A long poem in the form of a dialogue between Narciaa and her mentor on the rules and maxims for behavior of American women. Wegelin 961. (BA).
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