Dedham, Ma. Printed for the Author... 1799. 513,pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt leather spine labels. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. Item #WRCAM54636
Hannah Adams is considered probably the first professional female writer in the United States, and this her most important book. "For her SUMMARY HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND (1799), Adams undertook serious primary research, delving into state archives and old newspapers, causing serious injury to her eyesight. The material, which covers events from the sailing of the MAYFLOWER through the adoption of the Federal Constitution, is presented in a clear, straightforward manner..." - AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS. EVANS 35075. HOWES A50. SABIN 215. AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS I, p.12.