1873 Rare Romantic 1st Edition - The Little People of the Snow by William Cullen Bryant.
Author: William Cullen Bryant. (Alfred Fredericks, illustrator).
Title: The Little People of the Snow.
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1873. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: 40 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original decorated full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A rare find in such a nice condition!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful illustrations by Alfred Fredericks, engraved by A. Bobbett.
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 500).
The book: This first edition of "The Little People of the Snow" is a captivating narrative that explores the themes of nature, folklore, and the ethereal. Bryant weaves a tale of mysterious beings who live in the snow, capturing the imagination with the wonder and beauty of winter. The poetry and narrative combined with the exquisite illustrations make this book a rare gem for collectors and a delightful read for those who cherish the magic of storytelling.
The Author: William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Renowned for his poetic works and contributions to American literature, Bryant's collaboration with illustrator Alfred Fredericks in this book offers a glimpse into the aesthetic and literary standards of the time.
The Illustrator: Alfred Fredericks was a distinguished 19th-century American illustrator known for his detailed and evocative engravings. His collaboration with Bryant on "The Little People of the Snow" showcases his ability to capture the subtleties and nuances of nature and the supernatural. His illustrations are an integral part of this edition, bringing to life the poetic visions of Bryant with elegance and finesse.
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