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A faithful account of Catharine Mewis, of Barton-under-Needwood, in Staffordshire; who is deprived of her eyesight six days out of seven and can only see on the Sabbath. Nottingham: Pr. by C. Sutton, for the Flying Stationers, n.d. (ca. 1811?). 12mo (15.4 cm, 6.06"). 8 pp. $150.00
Scarce Nottingham printing: Published before a complete medical investigation could be undertaken, this is the popular chapbook account of a girl born in 1802 who began losing her sight for one day, then for two, and at the writing of this piece, for six out of seven days each week. => With a woodcut portrait of the girl on the title-page.
Provenance: From the chapbook collection of Albert A. Howard, sans indicia.
Opie L 133; Cropper, Nottinghamshire Printed Chap-Books, 23. Original stitching, page edges untrimmed. Pages age-toned with minor creasing, edges darkened. => Uncommon and interesting. (41205) Please RESHELVE This.
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