The Last of His Family; and other Poems, Occasional and Miscellaneous.


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Book Condition: Very Good condition

228 pp., frontis engraving; 8vo; full red morocco, elaborate decoration in gilt from cover, spine lettered and decorated in gilt; all edges gilt; canary endpapers of coated stock. Moderate rubbing & wear at leading edges; spine a bit rubbed and dulled; foxing to title and frontis and rear blanks.

Nathan Lanesford Foster (1787-1860), poet and itinerant book agent, in East Sudbury, now Wayland, Mass. In 1805 he moved to Brattleboro, Vt., to read law with his brother-in- law, Samuel Elliot (1777-1845). Following the premature death of his sister, Fanny Foster Elliot (1783-1806), he continued his legal studies in Woodstock, Conn. After a brief period of teaching school in Wethersfield, Conn., he moved in 1809 to East Haddam, Conn., where he remained for the next thirty years. In East Haddam he practiced law, farmed, taught school, wrote poetry, was active in town government and in the Episcopal Church, and possibly for a time kept a tavern. His last move was to Philadelphia in 1840; he died there on 9 November 1860." [Source: Archivist's Bio/History, Nathan Lansford Foster Papers, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts]

Title: The Last of His Family; and other Poems, Occasional and Miscellaneous.


Categories: Poetry,

Edition: New Edition, Revised

Publisher: Philidelphia, By the author: 1854

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good condition

Seller ID: 9001

Keywords: American Religeous