HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, LADY BYRON VINDICATED: The Byron Controversy 1st/1st 1870
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE ~ LADY BYRON VINDICATED: A HISTORY OF THE BYRON CONTROVERSY, FROM ITS BEGINNING IN 1816 TO THE PRESENT TIME ~ First Edition / First Printing 1870
Publisher: Fields, Osgood and Co., Boston (1870)
First edition copy from 1870 of Harriet Beecher Stowe's LADY BYRON VINDICATED: A HISTORY OF THE BYRON CONTROVERSY, FROM ITS BEGINNING IN 1816 TO THE PRESENT TIME. In very well preserved condition. Red embossed boards with gilt writing on spine; 482 pages. The boards and binding are solid and tight, save for some slight shelf-wear to the spine ends. The pages are crisp and clean with no interior stains or markings. A first edition copy of "Lady Byron Vindicated" by the author of the classic "Uncle Tom's Cabin." In this book, Stowe details an "impassioned defense of Lady Byron for having left her husband... This work helped stir up the posthumous controversy between the supporters of Lord Byron and those of his wife. The tempest between the two groups has continued almost to the present day."