Griswold, Rufus Wilmot, with R. H. Stoddard >>
Title Female Poets of America, the : With Portraits on Steel from Original Pictures ; Carefully Revised, Much Enlarged, and Continued to the Present Time
Book Condition Good+ with no dust jacket
Edition Revised Edition
Publisher N. Y. : P. F. Collier, Publisher; 1873
Seller ID 9912
486 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, ornate decorative gilt on front and spine, ornaments blindstamped on rear, all edges red, 486 pages, text in two columns, footnotes, index, hundreds of complete poems by 114 poets, with brief biographical sketches of most, 5 high-quality b/w portrait engravings including frontispiece. ; Revised from 1848 original. No date but 1873 implied. This is an actual antique book, not a flimsy modern reprint. ; Portraits of: Amelia B. Welby, Maria Brooks, Sarah Helen Whitman, Frances Sargent Osgood, Edith May. ; Superb poems by: Susannah Rowson, Caroline Gilman, Lydia Sigourney, Emma Lazarus, Jane Gray, Louisa J. Hall, Elizabeth Oakes-Smith, Elizabeth Eames, Margaret Fuller, Frances Sargent Osgood, Luella J. B. Case, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Akers Allen, Celia Thaxter, many more. ; Title page states Volume 3. Small print, bring your own magnifying glass. ; We have graded this item Good Plus. Cloth shows a bit of fraying at extremities. Gilt lightly rubbed but still quite bright. Owner name and a few notes in shorthand penciled on front endpaper. Pages a bit yellowed from age. Four leaves lightly spotted, one leaf has small edge tear, everything readable. Binding tight and square. Overall still a handsome volume.