The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]. William Dean Howells, W. D. Howells.
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]
The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]

The Mother and the Father [In the Rare Dust Jacket]

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good or better copy of the first edition, first printing of this long Poem by William Dean Howells bound in the Publisher's original green cloth with the front board lettered in gilt and decorated in blind and the spine lettered in gilt, with a frontispiece (which shows some tide marking to the top margin and to the top edge of the accompanying tissue guard) and three additional illustrations, in a Very Good and RARE price-clipped yellow dust jacket (showing some chips to the edges, some tide marking to the top edge, and some general soiling). Of this work, the American Review of Reviews stated: "William Dean Howells... has given us an exquisite poem which, while neither rhyme nor strictly blank verse, is of the real Victorian flavor. It is entitled "The Mother and the Father", and it gives in simple, direct, delicately intuitive sentences a description of the three momentous hours in the story of a wife and husband: the birth of their child, the hour of her marriage, and the hour of her death. The range of joy and sorrow in these dramatic passages is set forth in Mr. Howells' own masterly way." The highly influential Author, Critic, and Playwright William Dean Howells (1837-1920), called "The Dean of American Letters" was both a prolific author and, from 1871 to 1881, the editor of the Atlantic Monthly magazine. Howells dust jackets of the 1900-1910 period are quite scarce (much scarcer than Twain jackets in that period). These yellow Harper jackets are notoriously brittle and, when present, are usually found incomplete and with a good amount of wear and tear. However, this dust jacket is quite nearly complete and is the nicest of these yellow Howell dust jackets that we ever have seen.] A Very Good or better copy in a Very Good example of the RARE dust jacket. 365. Very good + / very good. Item #2957

Price: $205.00

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