November 29, 2010
I thought I’d present items from my personal collection of Southworthiana from time to time as a feature on the blog. I’ve been collecting Southworth material since the mid-1990s, starting with various editions of her novels (mostly discovered in antique shops and from internet sites like Abebooks), which I now have boxes and boxes of in my house. While editions of her books still catch my eye (just the other day I found a copy of Old Neighborhoods and New Settlements, her 1853 short story collection published by Hart, on ebay), I’ve mostly been searching for other types of items–autographs, letters, and other ephemera–in recent years, and I’ve been lucky to acquire some interesting things.
One interesting acquisition was this booksellers’ signage for the Street and Smith paperback editions of Southworth’s novels from the 1910’s.