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An Elegy on the Death of Mr. Harfield Lyndsey, Aged 26 Years.

[Enfield, Massachusetts John Howe: ca. 1837].

A very handsome broadside elegy, featuring a woodcut border of stylized leaves, with a coffin in the upper left corner. The main elegy is added to by "An Acrostic" by "Samuel Dunn, Aet. 91 years 7 months". Samuel Dunn [1746-1843] wrote a number of funereal acrostics and poems, and was known as something of a "poet of the death-bed". The broadside is attributed to the printer John Howe of Enfield, Massachusetts. Enfield is one of the towns which was submerged by the Quabbin Reservoir in the 20th century.

Broadside. 8.5"x9", light soil, some light wrinkling.

Inventory #: 30827
Price: $ 250.00      

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