Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1857. First Edition. Cloth. 12mo (7 3/8" x 4 7/8"), publisher's original brown cloth with gold lettering on spine and blindstamped centered floral oval and rules for border, yellow coated endpapers, 141 pages +  Ads for Ticknor & Fields. Near Fine / [Clear plastic protector added]. Item #6158
Julia Ward Howe (1819 – 1910) was an American poet and author, well known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1861), and the original 1870 pacifist Mother's Day Proclamation. She was also a prominent advocate for abolitionism and a social activist for women's suffrage.
"The World's Own" was the author's third book to be published: a drama.
Remarkably firm, clean copy. Some fading and slight wear to cloth. Faint uniform toning to paper. No marks by previous owners. BAL 9412 (there is also a blue cover binding variant).