Magill (1882) Pantomimes: or, Wordless Poems – 1st Scarce


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Magill, Mary Tucker. Pantomimes: or, Wordless Poems, for elocution and calisthenic classes. (Boston: J. S. Cushing, 1882) 1st edition. One copy in WorldCat, no copies available for sale elsewhere at the time of this writing.

16mo. 80 pages, illustrated. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth over beveled boards stamped in black and gilt on front cover and spine.  21 full page illustrations of pantomimes, 11 pages of music are included in the 80 pages. All edges stained publisher’s red. Patterned endpapers

Condition: VG. Light wear to corners with slight bumping to top corner. Slight edge-wear to head and tail of spine. Binding is tight and hinges solid.

Mary Tucker Magill (1830–1899) was a Virginia educator and author whose work portrays the generation of Virginians who endured the hardships of defeat following the American Civil War (1861–1865) and looked ahead to the next century by embracing innovative ideas on health and well-being. Magill wrote two conservative textbooks on Virginia history and a forward-thinking manual of exercises for women. She was also a novelist and short-story writer whose fiction, like her historicism, depicted an idealized version of plantation life in the Old South. – Encyclopedia Virginia website