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The Visit of Lafayette. The Old Housekeeper's Story.

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The Visit of Lafayette. The Old Housekeeper's Story.

by Swett, Lucia Gray

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Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1903. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 38, [5] pp. Illustrations include frontispeice, a black & white reproduction of Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of Lafayette, and a copy of a medallion worn on a pair of gloves during Lafayette's 1824 visit to Monticello. Grey cloth with all edges silver. While this poem is most probably a romantic invention, many names and some of the events described are true. According to the Nov.-Dec.1915 issue of Granite Monthly, [Concord, N.H], Lafayette did in fact visit Dover, New Hampshire. The article includes the following description of the June 23, 1825 visit: "After dinner the General and suite, by previous invitation, went to the mansion of the Hon. William Hale, where were gathered much of the fashion and beauty of this and neighboring towns, for the purpose of meeting the distinguished guest. Mrs. Hale and her daughters served a supper in a most elegant and tasteful style. The General spent the night in Mr. Hale's house..." Covers slightly soiled.


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The Visit of Lafayette. The Old Housekeeper's Story.
Swett, Lucia Gray
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Lee & Shepard
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Dover New Hampshire
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We invite you to browse through the approximately 1800 books we have listed online on a wide variety of subjects, including strong holdings in Maine history and literature, lumbering, the North Woods of Maine, and Eastern Woodland Indians. We've been in business since 1975, over 25 years with a general antiquarian bookshop in Bangor.We are open by appointment; most of our stock of over 20,000 old and rare books have never been listed online, including a large selection of books on Maine and the Maine Woods. We are regularly adding to our inventory with new acquisitions.


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