1821 The Dairyman's Daughter; An Authentic and Interesting Narrative
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Richmond provides a narrative of the religious experience of Elizabeth Wallbridge, who according to Richmond had her life transformed at the age of twenty-six after hearing a moving sermon, and dedicated her remaining years to study of the Bible. During her final illness, Richmond often visited her and talked with her, and these discussions inspired him to write the book.
First published by the Religious Tract Society in 1814, by 1828, 14 years after its first publication, its circulation exceeded four million copies in nineteen languages. Its popularity increased for several decades and it is estimated that over ten million copies have been distributed in many languages.
The success of the story led many to make the pilgrimage to visit the grave of the Dairyman's Daughter, including Queen Victoria.
In a quarter morocco binding, with marbled paper covered board. Significant rubbing to back strip, with losses of leather to spine head and tail. Significant rubbing to boards. Hinges strained and a touch tender. Ink marks to pastedowns. Lacking front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned, with handling marks. Folds to perimeters of first few leaves.
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