Lowell's Works. James Russell Lowell.
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works
Lowell's Works

Lowell's Works

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1904. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Fine set of this gathering of James Russell Lowell's work, being the Elmwood Edition, beautifully bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and endpapers, buttressed spines lettered and decorated in gilt, and with the closed page block's top edge gilded (spine panels sunned as is common with this set, some shelf wear to the board and spine bottoms, and some rubbing to the corners). American Poet, Critic, Editor, and Diplomat, James Russell Lowell was one of a group of New England Poets (known as the "Fireside Poets") who were among the first American poets whose popularity rivaled that of the British Poets. Lowell was an ardent abolitionist and, believing that the Poet played an important role as a prophet and critic of society, he expressed his anti-slavery views in his work, served as editor of an abolitionist newspaper, and wrote a brief a series on "Anti-Slavery in the United States" for the UK's Daily News. Notably, his habit of writing in the dialect of his characters and his use of satire were an influence on Mark Twain. Lowell's "A Fable for Critics", a satire, published anonymously in 1848, proved to be quite popular and the first 3,000 copies sold out quickly. His "The Biglow Papers" -- written using American dialects and presenting characters representing different aspects of American life -- was named by the Grolier Club as the most influential book of 1848. (The first printing sold out within a week.) A quite attractive collection of James Russell Lowell's works presented in sixteen elegant volumes. [PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy set of 16 volumes and Buyer's postage costs likely will exceed those quoted by by this site. International shipping must be by Priority Mail. Fee free to contact us for a postage quote.]. Fine. Item #916

Price: $1,250.00

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