Poems

By: Greenwell, Dora

Price: NZ$199.38

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A couple of small 1/4" chips to spine cloth. Small 1/4" loss of cloth at edges of corners of board. Hinges starting, with narrow 2" splits to upper ends of gutters. Contemporary owner's signature dated 1848 on front endpaper. Previous owners' marginalia on endpapers. Minor foxing.; The author's first book of poetry. vi, 191, [1] pages. Original blind-stamped green boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 171 x 102mm. Publisher's woodcut emblem on title page. Romantic poetry, lyrical and religious verse. "And in the fields and by the brooks / The golden King-cups lie; / Then as the days grew long, dear Nurse, / Would we go forth every day, / The pleasant pasture lands among / Where the merry lambkins play; / There we would search about for flowers, / Our little lamb to deck, / And weave upon her head a crown, / And chains around her neck, / The purple Orchis, with the Vetch / And wood Anenmone; / But not a flower among them all / Would be so fair as she!" - from the poem "The Sisterless" (p. 136.) Selected poem titles: The Song of Death; The Deformed Child; The Rejected; The Child of Sorrow; The Daughters of the Hall; Mignon's Song; The Vigil of Rizpah; On Reading the Legendary Tales of the Baron and Baroness de la Motte Fouque. Dora Greenwell (1821-1882). "At its best, Greenwell's poetry is strongly impassioned, whether in the vigorous movement of 'A Scherzo' or the rapid couples of 'Madana' (on the Hindu cupid). But, driven by religious conviction, her writing could be as solemn as it is exuberant. Her most explicitly devotional writings lay a firm emphasis on the need to commune with other souls" - Armstrong & Bristow, "Nineteenth-Century Women Poets", page 438. [Seller ref: Knightcol] ; 16mo

Title: Poems

Author Name: Greenwell, Dora

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, William Pickering: 1848

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 15596

Keywords: Poetry English Literature