Publication Date: 1850
From Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA (Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.)

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STEER, CATHERINE (BIDDLECOMBE). [Memoir]. [Birmingham, Eng., 1850?] 48 p. No title page, as issued. Bound in olive green cloth, unlettered, probably ca. 1890. Covers lightly soiled and spotted, but very good. An autobiographical memoir of Catherine (Biddlecombe) Steer (1799-1879), written in the form of a letter to friends dated Islington, 18 December 1849. The family was relatively prominent, and guests included Coleridge and Robert Owen. The text is printed on three gatherings of eight leaves, the first page commencing the text, without any front matter. At the foot of the last page is the printer's imprint, "Printed by Josiah Allen, Birmingham." According to the BBTI the Allen firm printed in Birmingham from ca. 1815 to 1881. It is difficult to date the printing--it could be 1850 and it could be 1880. No other clues present themselves. The book appears to be completely unrecorded, but, interestingly, the text is available on a Steer family website, No additional information has been found. Bookseller Inventory # 13820

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Title: Memoir

Publication Date: 1850

Binding: Hardcover

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