The Maple Dell of '76. Thirteenth edition.
Philadelphia: Printed by Lippincott & Co., 1887.
Duodecimo (17 x 11.5 cm.), 95 pages. Includes two pages of "Opinions of the Press". Stated Thirtenth Edition, though more likely a later printing of the first edition. Originally published by Lippincott in 1878, this Temperance tract in verse was republished almost yearly until its final issue, in 1889. The Daily Leader of Binghamton, N.Y. described the work as "an intensely interesting Temperance story in verse, written by Mrs. O.A. Powers, who is now in this city canvassing for it... A home desolated by the wine cup is the foundation of The Maple Dell, and while the story is sad, it is remarkably interesting and very entertaining and wholesome reading." The Daily Journal of Syracuse describes it as a story "told in a frank and artless way, and if it could be read by every person addicted to the use of strong drink, it would make thousands of converts to the temperance cause." ~ A few pages dog eared; some light foxing throughout. In publisher's brown, pebbled cloth, with maple leaf-shaped gilt title ornament to front board. Near fine. Neat, early gift inscription to preliminary blank, "Norman Maish [sp?], from M.L.B." [OCLC locates eight copies of this printing].