Title: The Story of Ida. Epitaph on an Etrurian Tomb.
Seller ID: 55142
Portland, Maine: Mosher, 1899. 8vo. Stiff ivory-paper wrappers, overlapping edges, designed and lettered in dark brown. Frontispiece. This is one of 100 numbered copies on Japan Vellum. Small bookplate on inner front cover, creased where overlapping covers meet page edges, a nice clean copy. The preface is by John Ruskin, dated 1883. The frontispiece is dated 1872. This is a sentimental tale of a virtuous young woman, first published in 1883; after reading it, John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a sonnet of the same title.