Bells at Midnight, an autograph fair copy of her poem of that title, signed as "Alice B. Neal." New York, February, 1856.

4to. (3) pp. 10 stanzas of four lines each. First line: "I looked over the silent city." Folded, but very good. Item #48301

Neal published her first stories while still a schoolgirl; over the course of the next two decades, she became one of America's leading writers for children, using the pseudonym "Cousin Alice," and was a prolific contributor to Godey's Lady's Book, Harper's, and other periodicals (see Notable American Women). "She produced pleasant, easily understood tales intended to inculcate a moral or correct a fault" (DAB).

Price: $225.00