Ella or Turning over a New Leaf
The Aimwell Stories
by Walter Aimwell
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Publisher: Gould and Lincoln, Boston
William Simonds was an American author who usually used the pen-name Walter Aimwell. He was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and his father died when he was young. After attending school at Salem and spending some time in learning the jewelry business at Lynn, Massachusetts, he was apprenticed to a Boston printer in 1837. While thus engaged he wrote his first book, “The Pleasant Way” (1841), which was published by the Massachusetts Sabbath-school society. This was followed in 1845 by “The Sinner’s Friend,” which was also well received. His chief work is “The Aimwell Stories,” written under the pen-name of Walter Aimwell. These stories deal chiefly with New England farm-life.
Condition: This book is in good condition. Brown decorative boards with gilt typography, embossed. Beautiful details on cover and spine. Hinges strong. Two inscriptions on endpages, one in pencil and one in ink dated Feb., 1883. Engraved frontis and title page. Tissue guard intact. Some very slight age toning on textblock page edges. Interior is crisp and clean.
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