The French governess, or The embroidered handkerchief.
The Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief is the first-person narrative of a handkerchief as it travels from the hands of a seamstress in Paris to New York, where its price is grossly inflated and the seamstress left improperly compensated. The path of the tale's publication is also unfortunate. It was first published in four installments in Graham's Magazine in the spring of 1843. Before the fourth and final installment was published in Graham's, publishers of Brother Jonathan prepared an unauthorized printing of the work by acquiring the proof sheets and publishing the entire work. Bentley later used the Brother Jonathan edition to publish a short novella titled The French Governess in 1843.
This copy is an 1844 edition of The French Governess published by Bentley.