1881 Rare Victorian Book - Legends and Lyrics by Adelaide Anne Procter. Illustrated.
Author : Adelaide Anne Procter, introduction by Charles Dickens
Title : Legends and Lyrics
Publisher : London, George Bell and Sons, 1881. Eighth Edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 9 " X 6.5 "
Pages : 329 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good original fully decorated cloth binding (overall worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, some foxing and staining throughout - as shown).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with engraved plates after paintings by Tenniel, Millais and Samuel Palmer etc.
Estimate: (USD 150 - USD 200 )
The book : Attractive edition in the most attractive looking of the cover designs for this book. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Adelaide Anne Procter (30 October 1825 – 2 February 1864) was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. Procter never married. She became unhealthy, possibly due to her charity work, and died of tuberculosis at the age of 38.
Procter's literary career began when she was a teenager; her poems were primarily published in Charles Dickens's periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round and later published in book form. Her charity work and her conversion to Roman Catholicism appear to have strongly influenced her poetry, which deals most commonly with such subjects as homelessness, poverty, and fallen women.
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