1880 Scarce Victorian Book - The POETS of AMERICA With Explanatory Notes by George B. Cheever.
Author: Various. (Explanatory Notes by George B. Cheever).
Title: The POETS of AMERICA With Explanatory Notes by George B. Cheever.
Publisher: New York, R. Worthington, no date (1880).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 405 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, Victorian full cloth gilt decorated binding (hinges fine, slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing).
Illustrations: Complete with a nice frontispiece portrait of Edgar Allan Poe and 4 full-page illustrations.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available worldwide).
The book: Scarce and very attractive Victorian edition of The POETS of AMERICA (Bryant, Dana, Wilcox, Hillhouse, Whittier, Woodworth, Pierpont, Willis, etc.) With Explanatory Notes by George Barrell Cheever (April 7, 1807 – October 1, 1890). George Barrell Cheever was a well-known and controversial abolitionist minister and writer. Edgar Allan Poe famously remarked on Cheever: "He is much better known, however, as the editor of The Commonplace Book of American Poetry, a work which has at least the merit of not belying its title, and is exceedingly commonplace".
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