At Sundown. John Greenleaf Whittier, E. H. Garrett, Designs.
At Sundown
At Sundown
At Sundown
At Sundown
At Sundown

At Sundown

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good copy of the first trade edition, first printing, in the remnants of the EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE glassine dust jacket (some general handling soil to the binding along with a bit of corner rubbing and some darkening at the spine head and tail; within, this copy lacks the front free endpaper and three of the eight tissue guards -- but all of the illustrations are present, half title page shows prior seller's notes in pencil and is loose at the top and bottom sections but holding rather well): being the first trade edition published following a private printing for Whittier's friends which private printing included fewer poems than are contained in the trade edition. The text is on the rectos only, the front board is lettered, illustrated, and lined in gilt, the spine is lettered and decorated in gilt, and the closed page block's top edge is in gilt as well. Whittier was a prominent Poet and Abolitionist noted for his vivid and deeply truthful portrayals of life in rural New England life, and "At Sundown" was his last work. Very good / fair. Item #2882

Price: $65.00

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