The attributes that make this book special are two:
1-The following is handwritten in ink by the author on fronts-piece:
Presented to Mrs. Emily Griffin
Mrs. Luna M Hammond.
Eaton. Mad Co. N.Y.
I love my friends whever they are
Whatever be their lot.
If but I know, from time to time,
That they forget me not. "L"
this the "first appearance" of a significant poem? The words certainly seem to ring a bell of familiarity with me.
A colloquialism of the past?]
2-Mrs. Deiadamia Chase [ the
subject of this book] gave Mrs. Emily Griffin [the book-owner] a
phrenological assessment; at which time Mrs. Chase recorded these results [in her own hand,in pencil] in the Phrenology
"scorecard" in the rear of this book. See above photo: "The Synopsis of Phrenology; and the Phrenological
Developments, Together with the Character and Talents of: Emily Griffin as given by: Mrs. Deiadamia Chase Eaton __? [this
"Eaton ___" is probably the same geographic reference which follows Luna M. Hammond's signature in front of
L. M. (Luna M.) Trials and Triumphs of an Orphan Girl, or, The Biography of Mrs.
Deiadamia Chase, Physician and Phrenologist. Cortland, N.Y.: Van Slyck & Hitchcock, 1859, 1859. 229 pp.
and inscription are barely visible. See photos.