Friendship in Death; in Letters from the Dead to the Living. To which are added letters moral and entertaining, in prose and verse. Cooke’s Edition.
1797 · London:
by ROWE, Elizabeth Singer (1674-1737).
London:: C. Cooke, ., 1797. 12mo. 300, xii, 12 pp. Four engraved plates, tailpieces, small engraving on title; stained, foxed throughout. Original dark calf; heavily worn, cover off. Ink signatures on title and title verso (Madam Codman, Josh. Brooksby and George Wilson), rubber-ink stamped numbers on title verso, blind emboss stamps on first and last few leaves, including title. Bookplate of Charles T. Congdon [Charles Taber Congdon (1821-1891) "Pernoctant Nobis"]. As is. Elizabeth Singer Rowe was an English religious poet, this being her most popular work. Provenance: "Charles Taber Congdon began his journalistic career by cleaning the floors of the New Bedford Courier and delivering papers. He went to Brown University in 1837 (he provides details of this experience in his 1880 memoir Reminiscences of a Journalist), but left the program after three years and returned to New Bedford. There he first worked as a reporter for the Daily Register and later as editor of the Daily Bulletin and associate editor of the Daily Mercury. In 1857 Horace Greeley personally asked Congdon to come to New York City and work for the New York Tribune. During this time, he became known as "Greeley’s right hand man." Other Tribune reporters noted that "Congdon wrote from the head while Greeley wrote from the heart" (J. Lee). Congdon was an avid supporter of the abolitionist movement." – Lehigh University. See: Peter Walmsley, "Whigs in Heaven: Elizabeth Rowe’s Friendship in Death". Eighteenth-Century Studies. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011; Paula R. Backscheider, Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the Development of the English Novel. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Full title: De Variis Disputandi Methodis Veteris Ecclesiae. Rectore Universitatis Eberhardinae Carolinae Magnificentissimo Serenissimo ac Potentissimo Duce et Domino, Domino Carolo, Duce Wirtembergiae et Tecciae Regnante. . .. (Inventory #: LV2041)