Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 76

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Harper, Ida Husted (1851-1931)
Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, Signed and Inscribed by Anthony.

Indianapolis & Kansas City: Bowen-Merrill Co., 1899 & 1898.

Two large quarto volumes, a mixed set, the first ex libris Mary C. Roseborough of Elmira, Ohio, with signed presentation to her and her husband by Anthony on ffep, "In the words of [...] Lucretia Mott, Be your dependence Equal, your independence mutual, your obligation reciprocal, such is the true basis of a happy marriage," and a typed letter signed by Anthony to the Roseboroughs originally sent accompanying the gift of this book; with extensive manuscript notes in Roseborough's hand throughout, together with many pasted clippings from relevant publications; the second volume from a different set; publisher's cloth, volume one with a bust of Anthony stamped in gilt on the front board and gilt-lettered spine, volume one in different cloth and no stamping with a publisher's paper label on the spine, both rubbed and bumped, 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 in. (2)

Few details on Roseborough survive, although she is listed as a subscriber to the National American Woman Suffrage Association in April of 1894.