Sweet Cicely


Lovely decorative cover on this antiquarian copy of American humorist Marietta Holley's satirical commentary on U.S. society and politics. This antique book is bound in orange boards with dark brown and gilt decorations. Spine lettering is dark brown on a gilt background, with a background field of brown dots; cover has a lovely illustration of leaves and flowers, with dark brown title lettering on a bright gilt background. Edgewear, soil; inner pages faintly browned, mostly at front and rear of book, owner's bookplate and stamp. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings throughout. 381 pages; approx. 6"x8".



  • SWEET CICELY; OR, JOSIAH ALLEN AS A POLITICIAN
  • Marietta Holley ("Josiah Allen's Wife")
  • Funk & Wagnalls, 1887