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The Lady at Home: or, Leaves from the Every-Day Book of an American Woman

Elizabeth; or, The Exiles of Siberia: A Tale, Founded on Facts. New Edition.

Illustrated by Benson John Lossing (American, 1813–1891), Author Timothy Shay Arthur (American, 1809–1885), Author Madame Sophie Cottin (French, 1770–1807), Publisher Leary & Getz (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Overall: 15.5 x 10.4 x 3 cm (6 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two wood engravings

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Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Philadelphia: Leary & Getz, 1856) 15.5 cm; [Lady] 178 pp., plus plate; [Elizabeth] iv, [5]-144 pp., plus pl. [24 pp. advertisements]; original blind- and gilt-stamped publisher’s dark brown cloth.

Philadelphia: Leary & Getz, 1856


Graphite inscription on preliminary leaf "M. E. Hamblett"; Miss Mabel I. Taylor, by whom given to MFA, December 14, 1939.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mabel I. Taylor