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    Sarah E. Carmichael. Poems. San Francisco: Towne and Bacon, 1866.

    Presumed first edition. vi, 72 pages. "A brief selection, published by permission of the authoress, for private circulation."

    Blue moiré cloth boards with gilt lettering. Yellow endpapers. Extremities worn. One-inch slit to head of spine along front joint. Very faint dampstaining along bottom edges of pages. Inked name on front free endpaper. Overall, very good.

    Sarah Elizabeth Carmichael (1838-1901) was a Utah poet known in some quarters as "The Mormon Poetess." This much-heralded collection of poems, including one on the recent death of President Lincoln, attracted the admiring attention of Mark Twain and Bret Harte.

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