Item #14372 FAITH, OR EARTHLY PARADISE; AND OTHER POEMS. Ellen Ellington Hebron.


Chicago, IL: W.T.P.A., 1890. 1st Edition. Good+. Item #14372

A scarce collection of poetry from this 19th-century Mississippi poet who served as an eyewitness to and lyrical chronicler of the violent brutality of the Civil War.

Hebron gained fame throughout the South for her elegant verse describing the horrors of war, though her poetry took no sides. She married into a wealthy Mississippi family. Her husband served as a surgeon for the Confederacy and she was on-hand when Union soldiers destroyed her family's large fruit orchard during the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863.

Here she reflects heavily on topics near and dear, including the struggles of the South in the late 19th century, her own devout Christianity as well as the evils of alcohol abuse, temperance being a lifelong passionate cause.

Blue cloth. Square tight binding, moderately rubbed with a few frays at extremities. Light mottling. All edges gilt. Sporadic foxing throughout, more prevalent on outer pages.

Price: $150.00