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"A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

Hardbound small 8vo 7. Description: Frontis portrait plate with tissue guard. With notes and a biographical sketch by Henry Ketcham. Evangeline is a narrative romance about Nova Scotia farmers deported from Acadia during the French and Indian wars. Evangeline Bellefontaine wanders through Louisiana and Michigan, searching in vain for her lost lover, Gabriel Lajeunesse. ISBN: The Bookworm Professional seller. Indianapolis:, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, There is a list of the Christy Illustrations.

Hardcover, in a decorative red cloth-covered binding. The front cover has an elaborate gilt-stamped border and the title and a center vignette are in gilt and white. Gilt spine title. Light corner and edge wear, a little more at the spine ends. Former owner book plate on front, blank end paper. Rear hinge is cracked, but binding is tight. Contents are clean and no blemishes. Restless and sorrowful, Longfellow then set out alone to travel through the Tyrol and Switzerland.

There he settled down to his professorial duties at Harvard, freed from some of the Bowdoin drudgery but still feeling oppressed by responsibilities to supervise native-language instructors and provide some basic instruction himself in each of the languages in the curriculum of the university while preparing lectures on European literatures. Again, he sought solace by flinging himself into his work. He was still writing learned essays for the North American Review —this time concentrating attention on Teutonic languages, including Swedish and early English. It comes not back again.

Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart. This period was also one of experimentation in dramatic writing, although publication of The Spanish Student was delayed until A third trip to Europe followed in , when Longfellow took a brief leave of absence from professorial tasks to travel for his health.

In Germany, Longfellow formed a close friendship with the poet Ferdinand Freiligrath, and in England he deepened an earlier acquaintance with Charles Dickens. Inspired by social concerns raised by both writers, Longfellow devoted the voyage home to writing seven of the eight poems published on his return as Poems on Slavery Now that he had discovered his voice and his audience as a poet, Longfellow achieved personal happiness as well. In July he married Frances Appleton; her father presented the couple with Craigie House as his wedding gift.

The marriage was an exceptionally happy one for both partners and brought Longfellow the domestic stability he had missed. When an eye injury that may have resulted from his intensive editing and translating efforts for the massive The Poets and Poetry of Europe interfered with his writing, she helped by reading aloud for him, copying out his poem drafts, and handling much of his correspondence.

Longfellow published two collections of verse by other poets, The Waif and The Estray , each preceded by an original poem relating to the poet and his audience. Longfellow returned to this theme three years later in his last major prose composition, Kavanagh, A Tale Although the title character, the liberal-minded young minister of a rural New England church, is the central figure of a love triangle involving two close female friends, Cecilia Vaughan and Alice Archer, Longfellow probably took more interest in the schoolmaster, whose literary ambitions are continually frustrated by the press of teaching, fatherhood, and demands made on his time by an aspiring poetess.

The germ of the story reached Longfellow through the Reverend Horace L. Conolly, who had failed to interest his friend Hawthorne in developing the legend of Acadian lovers separated on their intended wedding day by an English edict displacing French Canadian settlers in order to establish Nova Scotia. Despite some criticism of the Virgilian dactylic hexameter meter with which Longfellow experimented in Evangeline , the poem proved enormously successful.

Longfellow completed his writing on his 40th birthday. The book appeared in late October and was in its 6th edition by mid January. Hundreds of editions, translations, and imitations followed, and Evangeline won admiration in Europe from which Longfellow drew some of his sources as well as the United States. It was probably the most celebrated American poem of the century.

His father died in , his brother Stephen in , and his mother in In he resigned his Harvard professorship—partly because of his eyesight, partly for relief from academic pressures and contention with the university corporation on behalf of his department, but probably most of all because he found he could support his household on the strength of his poetry and desired more opportunity for writing. Each new book extended his fame, and he was bombarded with invitations for literary contributions and for autographs.

A sociable man known for his graciously winning manners, Longfellow took pleasure in associations with other literary figures through the Saturday Club, founded about for monthly dinner meetings, and the Atlantic Club, which brought together contributors to the Atlantic Monthly after its launching in He was engaged in ambitious projects. The Golden Legend , set in 13th-century Italy, was destined to become the middle section of the work he conceived as his masterpiece, Christus: A Mystery The poem was extensively reviewed, translated into German by Ferdinand Freiligrath in , and set to music as well as featured in dramatic performances.

Hiawatha introduces his tribe to agriculture through his encounter with the corn god Mondamin, to transportation by inventing the birch canoe, and to picture-writing. Through his friendship with Chibiabos the musician, he encourages the arts; by marrying a Dacotah maiden, he fosters intertribal peace. At the end of the poem, Hiawatha journeys westward alone after enjoining his people to welcome European missionaries with their new culture and Christian faith:. From the land of light and morning! The poem both exalts the Indian and assumes the obliteration of indigenous ways of life.

For immediate publication, in three months beginning late in he composed the title poem for The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems Her husband, who sustained severe burns to his hands, arms, and face in smothering the fire, was left with severe facial sensitivities that precluded shaving thereafter and forced him to grow the patriarchal white beard so familiar from later portraits; he was also left with heavy responsibilities for his family and with intense grief.

While coping with private tragedy at home, he suffered the additional trauma of the Civil War. That ordeal touched his family directly in late , when Charles Longfellow was wounded while fighting for the Union army; his father and brother made an anxious trip to Washington to escort the invalid home. Again, Longfellow coped with sorrow by plunging himself into literary work—this time of an intensely challenging sort. A project already well in hand that he was able to bring to completion was Tales of a Wayside Inn , the first part of which appeared in This collection consisted of narrative poems composed in a great variety of metric patterns.

Although many of the poems had been written and even published separately beforehand, they were loosely held together in this book by the fiction of an assemblage of friends entertaining each other by storytelling at a Sudbury, Massachusetts, inn. A translation of this work had been among his goals when teaching Dante at Harvard, and he had translated small parts of the poem in the early s. Now he plunged into work, translating at the rate of a canto a day. In these verse dramas set in Puritan Massachusetts, Longfellow attempted to bring forward his story into relatively modern times post-Reformation and into the new world, though Quaker persecutions and the Salem witchcraft frenzy may seem unlikely illustrations of Christian charity.

Longfellow himself may have recognized that the sections did not cohere and that the historical sequence ended in anticlimax; he thought of adding another drama on the Moravians of Bethlehem to show the positive influence of the Gospel, but he never carried out his intention. Volumes of selected poems emerged along with reprintings of earlier books and individual poems in varied formats and price ranges. Flower-de-Luce , a small book of twelve short poems, came out in with its elegy for Hawthorne and sonnets on Dante.

A revised edition of Hyperion followed in At least as wearing as his original authorship in late years was a massive editorial and translation project he undertook for his publisher, James T.

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Fields; Poems of Places emerged in 31 volumes between and Although sales of individual later volumes never matched the popularity of his mid-career offerings, Longfellow lived to experience recognition and rewards seldom enjoyed by other writers. Tributes of many kinds testified to public affection—visits to Craigie House by prominent literary and political figures and even the emperor of Brazil, public tributes, and escalating requests for autographs.

His final visit to Europe, on which he was attended by a large family party, turned into a triumphal progression framed by honorary degrees awarded by Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He also left a loving family and grateful readers who have continued to honor him by erecting statues and naming parks and schools for him, Evangeline, and Hiawatha. In poems throughout his career, he represented persons of all times, cultures, and states of life as turning to creative expression music, song, poetry, storytelling, and pottery for entertainment and reassurance.

In turn, he received homage from practitioners of other arts: composers set many of his poems to music, and artists illustrated many of his scenes. She worked with F. Benson, Henry Irving, and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. In she founded the People's National Theatre in conjunction with the critic J. Grein, and launched its first season at the Fortune Theatre. In she was appointed its Honorary Director and carried on the enterprise at various theatres until She was awarded the CBE in and retired from stage and films two years later.

The collection contains material dating from to , a total of 95 items, specifically, 76 issues of two related magazines, 11 letters, 8 photos, 3 books, 1 album with ephemera, 1 cigarette card and 1 program. Notable in the collection are letters from H. Bates and important British actors and theatre impresarios. There is also a Canadian aspect to this collection by way of Price's granddaughter. From "Hon. Director" Nancy Price to Sir Henry Newbolt, concerning the performance of his material: "[25 March ] Years ago now you gave my husband, Colonel Maude, permission to set some of your poems to music.

I remember one great meeting at the Albert Hall where all the navies of the world were represented and four Kings were present, and I gave your 'Messmates' and 'Temeraire' to this. We are now giving them again on Sunday next. As you may have seen. Colonel Maude's mother, died about three weeks ago.

It is her birthday on the 31st and for every reason one felt it would be a rather lovely thing to do. I cannot tell you what enormous joy it would give us if you could possibly be present. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to know you are there. I struggle on in an avalanche of work. I know nothing will do me so much good as the knowledge that you are able to come. I am sending you a dozen programmes. If you were present I am sure you were pleased at the way your beautiful poems were appreciated. They are a continual joy and inspiration to me.

A book that showed Price in the capacity of an ornithologist and bird love. With a TLS to Mrs. Martin, 7 January , thanking Martin for her comments about her book. Autograph note in green ink in the hope that Martin experiences her pleasure in observing birds: "when we consider a bird's wing we see a glimmer of God.


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Behind the Night-Light. Blue cloth. Price's first book. Molly Patterson" on front free endpaper. The album originally belonged to Betty Price the name at front of the album. Zangaree, Little Theatre, n. The later pages of the album contain tributes to Phipps and salutations from fellow actors and theatre people, , including Ida Lupino. X, nos. XI, no. XIII, nos. XIV, no. XIV, nos. XVI, nos. XVII, no. XVIII, nos. XVIII, no.

He is one of the most influential, and most controversial poets of the twentieth-century however, Pound's antisemitism soured evaluation of his poetry. The collection consists of 4 items dating from to , specifically, two scarce association copies of private press books signed by Ezra Pound and both with "DP's" initials Ezra Pound's wife Dorothy Pound provenance.

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Pound and inscribed to Greg Gatenby, the Canadian author and founder of the Harbourfront Reading Series and the other, signed by Omar Pound and inscribed by him to Greg Gatenby: "For Greg from Omar Oct " 2 Private Press books signed: Typographically, these association copies are superlative specimens and the finest of all editions of Ezra Pound.

Ezra Pound , the founder of Imagism, is acknowledged as one of the most original poets of the twentieth century. His reputation and legacy were tarnished considerably by his anti-semitism and admiration for fascist regimes. Nonetheless, his extraordinary impact on modernist writers cannot be questioned. New York: New Directions, A New Directions Book. Signed by Ezra Pound on the colophon page. Beige paper boards, vellum spine with mylar jacket, in thin grey card slipcase with paper label as issued. Slight crease to slipcase with nick at bottom edge and light surface wear. From the total edition of copies 10 on Japan and on Pescia paper at the Officina Bodoni, this is copy of on paper distributed in the United States by New Directions, with their imprint.

With the bookplate of Omar Shakespear Pound on the front pastedown. Gallup A Provenance: Dorothy Shakespear Pound's personal copy given to her by her son Omar Shakespear Pound and purchased from his estate. Guido Cavalcanti ca. In Pound first published his translations of Cavalcanti's work, with another publication in Linen and grey paper boards, printed spine label.

Printed in black and red. Erratum slip. Plain paper wrapper with a few very small tears and chips. Otherwise a fine copy. Introductory note by Noel Stock. One of copies printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem, all signed by the author on the colophon, of which one hundred were for sale. There was no trade printing in book form of this work. Omar Shakespear Pound's bookplate on the front pastedown. Birmingham: Migrant Press, Folded blue paper with one long poem printed on two sides of the interior.

This copy is signed by the poet Omar S. Gorby and the Rats 'Mush-o-gurbeh'. Translated from the Persian by Omar S. Malvern, England: Migrant Press, Booklet, unpaginated. Clean, bright and unmarked. A fine copy. First Editions from to An interesting archive of five early titles in Spanish by the Cuban poet, translator, critic and scholar Eugenio Florit.

Hoffman Reynolds Hays, American poet, novelist, critic, playwright, translator, social anthropologist, and educator. Hays had a special interest in Spanish language writers and was the author of "12 Spanish American Poets" of which Eugenio Florit was one of the poets.

This collection consists of the following stapled and one glued card covers books: 1. Signed by Florit on the title page. Cardboard covers. Offcut pages. Pages toned with edgewear to covers. Otherwise, clean and unmarked. Very Good. Signed by Eugenio Florit and inscribed by him to Hoffman Hays on the copyright page. Black and white photographs. Dampstain to top edge. Surface and edgewear to covers with light soiling. Stapled cardcovers. Light surface and edgewear. Light surface and edgewear to toned covers.

Light edgewear to covers. She supported herself by her prolific pen, publishing ten volumes of poetry and one novel. Her poetry met the interests of others - one volume was accepted by the New York Board of Education for school use, while many of her love poems were set to music by well-known composers.

One of her song lyrics, "Slumberland," was accepted by Hollywood for the Picture Song Contest of Even her travel was connected to literature-out of her participation in the Canadian Authors Association overseas tour to Britain in came one of her volumes: Poets' Pilgrimage Quoted from Canada's Early Women Writers. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada The collection consists of 23 items dating from to , specifically, five signed books, a signed photoprint of the poet in her younger days, 2 signed Christmas cards, typed pieces of Martin's poems from correspondence with the author, 2 of which are signed 15 extra poems in all.

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Red cloth binding with pasted on photoprint on the cover, binding is lightly soiled with a slight water stain on the back cover, interesting inscription by the author, dated New York October , poems on great musicians for children. Green cloth with a colorful print on upper board. Charcoal cloth with a colorful print on upper board, light tanning and some pencil writing, mostly checkmarks of certain poems, front free end paper has some chipping, gold lettering on front and spine is faded, but there is not much wear except some spotting to upper right front corner and top back edge.

Inscribed by Martin to Mr. Rust brown cloth, embrowning on the endpapers. An account with poems of Martin's tour of Britain under the auspices of the Canadian Authors Association in New York: Gotham Press, Signed and inscribed first edition, powder blue cloth hardbound, gilt design and lettering to front cover and spine, grey endpapers, 38 pp.

Moderate to heavy soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers. Prior owner names to blank front free-endpaper. Signed by the author on both half title pages, and inscribed by her on the second half title. Pink highlighter to 2 pages. A scarce collection of poetry focused on Chautauqua County, the westernmost county in New York state. She was active with the Daughters of the American Revolution. Carolyn Hale Russ edited her father's journal of his trip to the gold fields of California from to Gunyol, Boston Evening Transcript, 18 February , thanking her for her story.

Worth, commanded by Capt. Samuel Walton. Carolyn Hale Russ, ed. Boston: B. Brimmer Company, Being the Record of adventures by the sea and shore to the California gold fields and the Pacific Northwest Green paper boards, quarter bound in blue cloth in slightly chipped jacket. Russ, affixed to the front free endpaper. Richard Hale's ancestors came from England to New England in pioneer days. Of the three brothers to leave England, his ancestor settled in Newbury. Through his personal journal, Richard Hale tells not only his own adventures in a young San Francisco and in the wild, unsettled northwest, but also presents the history unfolding around him.

Also included are illustrations made from pencil drawings by the author in his journal kept during his trip to and from the gold fields of California in to Carolyn Hale Russ uses the diary and personal accounts of her father, Richard L. Hale, to discuss California exploration by settlers from to Russ highlights the land and ship excursions her father undertook in order to find adventure and gold. The Log of a Forty-Niner offers rich accounts and interesting illustrations to immerse a reader in the experiences of a fortune-seeker encountering the natural beauty of the West Coast.

Margaret Deland was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet.

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She is generally considered part of the literary realism movement and frequently portrayed small-town life. In she was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Lavender, so of course I will write any name for you, with a great deal of pleasure. Jacobs, 8 March , that she will write her name for him with pleasure. Phoenix's death, noting that Deane is an invalid, the importance of hobbies, Charles Sargent and forestry.

Eisenberg, 18 December , has no photographs but signs her name on a card.

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No card however letter is singed by Margaret Deland. Petersburg, Russia: Bros.

Panteleevs, , translation of Sidney by E. Beketova, marbled paper boards, quarter bound in dark green cloth, crack on the front cover's connection to the spine, but the binding is very firm, and affixed to the front free endpaper is Deland's signature at Kennebunkport, Maine, 4 September ALS to him of the same date, telling him that she'll send a book to him, and if he picks it up, he can visit her garden and meet her dog, Rough.

Brooklyn, N. Hard Cover. Russell Markland, who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym of R. Ingersley, was an English poet and WWI soldier. The collection consists 4 items dating from to , specifically, 1 Manuscript, 2 books of poetry, and 1 Pamphlet. An unpublished treatise with verse selections about the pleasures of smoking and tobacco. Worn marbled paper boards, quarter bound in blue black cloth, all edges blue black, partial written label on spine, signed book plate on front pastedown, upper board a touch loose but holding. Lytham: N. Dark grey paper boards, quarter bound in blue paper boards.

Very good. Haunting war poetry. Lytham N. Ling, Biographies of over poets with a selection of their poetry. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedown and rear endpaper. Some discolouration at the bottom and lower edges of both boards. Samuel Johnson and the Rev.