1901 Scarce Book - FAIRY REVELS and Other Poems by James Reynolds WITHERS.
Author: James Reynolds WITHERS; Janet Elizabeth ASPLAND,
Title: Fairy Revels and Other Poems With a Memoir. Illustrated.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London, Cambridge: B. Diver; Newmarket: G. Simpson, 1901. First thus.
Size : 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xiv-150 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, 1911 gift note on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 4 photographs.
Estimate: (Uncommon with no or few other copies available worldwide).
The book: Attractive and scarce edition of Fairy Revels and Other Poems by James Reynolds WITHERS With a Memoir by Janet Elizabeth ASPLAND.
The author: Born in Weston Colville but spending most of his life in Fordham, James Withers (1812–1892) remains one of the UK's most intriguing unknown poets.
The publication of his first volume, Poems Upon Various Subjects was made possible through the patronage and help of Mrs. Robert Dillamore Fyson whose husband managed Trinity Hall Farm in Fordham where he worked as a laborer. Several publications followed including A Granny's Tale and Rustic Songs and Wayside Musings. In 1860, he received a grant of £50 from Queen Victoria and undertook a grand tour which included visits to Windsor Castle, Eton College and Bath, also visiting Paris and the Lake District. His patrons included Charles Dickens. Many of James Withers' manuscripts and letters were kept by his family and, following the work of historian Mike Petty and the generosity of Withers' great-grandson, Ren Bowen, these now form an archive held by the University of Cambridge.
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