Loew's Bridge: A Broadway Idyl

NY: M. Doolady, 1867. 1st ed. Hardcover. frontis, 6 wood engravings, 78p. Original brown cloth. 15cm. Cover corners and ends of backstrip rubbed and chipped. Gift inscription (in pencil). Modest foxing. Upper inner corner damaged on otherwise somewhat worn frontis leaf. Lambert wrote two books of poetry, both published in 1867. A contemporary autobiographical sketch which appeared in "Southland Writers" (edited by Ida Raymond and published in 1870) said that she was born in 1838 in Cahawba, Alabama, and implied that she was a member of the recently-vanquished, and now impoverished, white Southern nobility, giving no hint of her African American ancestry. Loew's Bridge, referred to in the title of this long narrative poem, was a pedestrian bridge located in New York City at the corner of Broadway and Fulton. One of the three illustrations which are signed "J. M. Orr N.Y." [the other three are unsigned] is of African-Americans picking cotton. Good. Item #87863

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