1856 · Pittsburgh
First edition of these Christian but non-denominational poems written by a native of Switzerland who emigrated to Pennsylvania. The front pastedown bears an affixed slip marking the book's presentation by the author to the Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia, as well as that library's bookplate.
Sabin 77469. Publisher's blind-stamped textured cloth, front cover gilt-stamped; covers pressure-stamped by a now-defunct library. Binding rubbed, chipped, and gently faded, with losses of cloth over spine. Back free endpaper with pocket. Pages clean and free of stamps. (Inventory #: 3066)