Place Published: London
Date Published: 1845
Binding: No binding
Duplicate Autograph receipt signed. One page, Oblong 8 x 5 inches. Dated London September 16,1845.
For payment received for exclusive copies of her translation of "Only a Fiddler" by Hans Christian Anderson and her novel "The Author's Daughter", "each for republication in the United States by Harper Brothers."
Very good condition.
Mary Howitt was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly and inspired Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll made a parody of it in "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" calling it the "Lobster Quadrille."
Mary Botham [Howitt] grew up in a Quaker family that took some care with her education; she was married William Howitt in 1821. The Howitts collaborated on a profusion of works in many literary kinds, and traveled much in Britain and the Continent; Mary was much in demand as a contributor to gift-books and annuals. She was an acquaintance of Mary Russell Mitford and corresponded with Bernard Barton and Felicia Hemans, among many other literary friends. quoted from Virginia Tech English Poerty 1579-1830 web site.
Very Good. Item #8187