Whittier Gems Illustrated By Louis K. Harlow
(Whittier, John Greenleaf)

Boston: Samuel E. Cassino, 1889. With six plate pages printed in blue or sepia tones of artworks by Louis K. Harlow, mainly bucolic country scenes, on heavy stock, interspersed with poetical quotations from and with a portrait frontispiece of John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) poet, abolitionist, influenced greatly by William Lloyd Garrison, held many editorial positions after getting an early albeit local start with his poetry and published his first book in 1831. He devoted himself for thirty years to the anti-slavery cause as a poet and an active agent, lobbyist and editor. He reached the summit of his fame as a poet in the decade of the 1860's when he wrote Home Ballads. He sacrificed much and endured much abuse in his devotion to the antislavery cause and was in general tolerant and keenly sympathetic with all persecuted persons. Greatly admired as a poet in his own day and ranked with Longfellow and Bryant. (DAB); with excerpts from Snow-Bound, The Merrimack, The Last Walk in Autumn, more; title page in red and black; with the previous owner laid-in gift card; oblong format, 8 1/4" x 10 1/2" approx.; original publisher's beige and brown cloth covered boards, gilt cover design, all edges gilt; some edge, tips wear & rubbing to binding, portrait page with some spotting, the other pages very good and clean; in very good condition overall. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 20196)


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