1893 Elizabeth A. Reed PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT & MODERN **SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to her PUBLISHER** + a Tipped In Leaf with a MOUNTED PHOTO of the Author (also SIGNED!)
* DOUBLY INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to HER PUBLISHER * * INCLUDES a MOUNTED PHOTO of the AUTHOR that is unique to this copy * * Reed was the first woman to have her works accepted by the British Philosophical Society *
PERSIAN LITERATURE ANCIENT AND MODERN, by ELIZABETH A. REED.
Published by S.C. GRIGGS and Company, Chicago, 1893. First edition.
SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED on a blank prelim by the AUTHOR to her publisher: "Mr. S. C. Griggs / Author's Sincere Regards / May 4th 1893"
UNIQUE TO THIS COPY is a PHOTOGRAPH of the AUTHOR, mounted on a leaf tipped in between the color frontispiece and the title page, which is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Reed below her photograph: "Yours Truly / Elizabeth A. Reed".
Hardcover book, 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, five raised spine bands, all edges gilt, spine filled with gilt lettering and designs, leather edges lined in gilt, marbled endpapers, 5.5x7.5 inches, xiv, 419 pages.
VERY GOOD condition, the covers are rubbed at the edges, spine ends and spine folds; internally, there is a previous owner's inscription on the blank verso of the front free endpaper: "Thomas E. Huser, Jr. / Harvard College / 1946"; otherwise tight, bright and clean. A solid, lovely copy.
About Elizabeth Armstrong Reed (from Wikipedia):
******Sophia Elizabeth Reed (née Armstrong), b.1842 d,1915, was an American Oriental scholar and author whose books were widely used as college textbooks in universities worldwide for Oriental studies. Hers were, at the time, the only works by a woman accepted by the Philosophical Society of Great Britain.
In 1893, she was chairman of the Woman's Congress of Philology at Chicago and in 1896 became an editor of the Course of Universal Literature. Reed served two terms as the president of the Illinois Woman's Press Association. She received honorary degrees from Northwestern University, Wesleyan University,and Bethany College.
She was the mother of author Myrtle Reed, and two sons, Earl Howell and Charles B. Reed.******