Bryant, William Cullen >>
Title Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant : Collected and Arranged by the Author, Illustrated by One Hundred Engravings from Drawings by Birket Foster, Harry Fenn, Alfred Fredericks, and Others
Book Condition Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Edition Fourth Edition
Publisher N. Y. : D. Appleton & Company; 1878
Seller ID 16223
501 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Full brown cloth, beveled boards, exquisite decor on front and spine in gilt and black and lettering in gilt, all edges gilt, floral endpapers, appendix of notes in very small type, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving by H. B. Hall Jr with tissue guard, 180 poems, 100 b/w illustrations in text. ; Copyright 1854. This is 4th edition, 1878. ; One of American's greatest poets, William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was an ardent abolitionist and free speech advocate. His first great poem was Thanatopsis, published in 1817. For 52 years he was an editor at the New York Evening Post and at one time was vice president of the National Conference of Unitarian Churches. ; Cloth has small areas of fraying at crown and lower tips. Otherwise hardly any wear. No marks, no rips, no tears. A beautiful book.