Book #71278
Little Lydia, A Pathetic Ballad, Founded on Fact. Dover, England 1832. Alfred Kent.
Little Lydia, A Pathetic Ballad, Founded on Fact. Dover, England 1832.
Little Lydia, A Pathetic Ballad, Founded on Fact. Dover, England 1832.

Little Lydia, A Pathetic Ballad, Founded on Fact. Dover, England 1832.

"Where Are the Hands with Murder Stain'd Whose Guilt is Unreveal'd?" Kent, Alfred. Little Lydia; A Pathetic Ballad, Founded on Fact. Dover: Printed for the Author, By T. Rigden, 1832. 36 pp. 12mo. (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into slightly later pebbled cloth, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, later owner bookplate (F. William Cock) to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, early owner annotation to verso of half-title. A well-preserved copy of a rare title. $500. * Only edition located. A poetic account of the murder of a three-year-old girl named Lydia by a deranged servant. The poem has a preface that outlines the history of the case. This appears to be an unrecorded title. No copies located on OCLC or Library Hub.

Price: $500.00

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