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Thaxter, Celia

Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York (1894)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York, 1894. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Illustrated by Childe Hassam (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's cloth: the stunning Sarah Wyman Whitman-designed floral gilt on white cloth, top edges gilt, moire endpapers, in the original plain-parchment dust wrapper, all enclosed in a clamshell box with morocco/gilt label on the spine; pp. Ix, 126, plus 12 full-page chromolithograph plates from paintings by Childe Hassam, captioned tissue guards, a plan of the garden, and chromolitho title, half-title, and chapter headpieces. Spine tips a tiny bit frayed, a touch of soiling to the lower ends of boards and spine, a hint of offsetting from a couple of the plates to the tissue guards, contemporary (1894) gift inscription/ownership signatures on the front free endpaper, but so near-fine a copy of the white-cloth variant binding as to make a cataloguer cry, and encased in the crazy-scarce vegetable parchment dust jacket (chunks out, and wrinkled per a previous owner's treatment: "Due to the parchment having been treated in a sulphuric bath, the paper has become somewhat brittle and wrinkled as it dried"); One of the great nineteenth-century American color plate books, a pinnacle of American book illustration and binding design. The scarce white cloth variant, first state, one of approximately 1000 copies. Gorgeous. Bookseller Inventory # 27154

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THAXTER, CELIA.

Published by Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1894 (1894)

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Item Description: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1894, 1894. First Edition, publisher's original white cloth; minor smudging and foxing to the cloth; an excellent copy. The book was issued in both white and green cloths, and later, nearly identical editions were also bound in these colors. The white is, however, unquestionably scarcer, especially in such good condition. According to the Bibliography Of American Literature, this is "one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period." Slightly over one thousand copies were printed. Bookseller Inventory # 23828

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THAXTER, CELIA.

Published by Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1894 (1894)

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Item Description: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1894, 1894. First Edition, publisher's original green cloth; aside from some trivial spots, a fine copy. The book was issued in both white and green cloths, and later, nearly identical editions were also bound in these colors. According to the Bibliography Of American Literature, this is "one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period." Slightly over one thousand copies were printed. Bookseller Inventory # 23909

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An Island Garden: THAXTER, Celia

THAXTER, Celia

Published by Osgood, McIlvane, London (1894)

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Item Description: Osgood, McIlvane, London, 1894. Hardcover. First English edition. [i-ii], [i-x], (1) - 126 Octavo. gilt-decorated white cloth, top edges gilt. Illustrated with pictures and illuminations in colour by Childe Hassam. Title page in green pink and yellow. One of fifty-five copies. A notable rarity. Celia Thaxter's lyrical classic of her delightful garden on Appledore, one of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New England. From the decorative vellum-like binding to the moirŽ style endpapers to the generous typography to the illustrations and the inserted full page chromolithographic plates protected by printed tissue guards, this is probably as charming a production as any book in the collection. "One of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period" (BAL). This copy, printed by the Riverside Press, is one of those fifty-five copies that were bound with English imprint on May 4, 1894. The binding was designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman and is one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period. The cost of the expensively made book probably contributed to the first edition's small print run of barely 1,000 copies. Basically a poet, Thaxter died shortly after the publication of this, her only book on gardening.With: a copy of 1988 facsimile edition by Houghton Mifflin, boxed as issued. [BAL 19923. DAB. NAW]. Spine and foredges slightly browned, very minor foxing of rear spine channel, otherwise fine. Bookseller Inventory # 25786

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Thaxter, Celia. Laighton, Albert. Laighton, Oscar

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Item Description: Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Nice group of 18 hardcover books primarily by these 3 authors & about the Shoals, including 8 1st Editions. Dates 1859--1935. Includes 1 signed by Celia's brother Oscar & 1899 "Songs From Appledore" has rare original dust jacket. Generally very good condition. $2,100. includes shipping, insurance, proper packing. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000026

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THAXTER, CELIA.

Published by Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1894 (1894)

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Item Description: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1894, 1894. First Edition, publisher's original green cloth; minor cloth soiling and wear; bottom edges of the last few leaves a little bumped and stained; about a very good copy. According to the Bibliography Of American Literature, this is "one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period." Slightly over one thousand copies were printed. Bookseller Inventory # 18120

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THAXTER, CELIA.

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Item Description: One page; titled "MY MAIDEN"; 24 lines; signed in ink by the author, "Celia Thaxter." Folded twice; tender and splitting at the folds, but overall very good. Undated, but likely from 1886 or 1887. Thaxter was an early user of the typewriter, even endorsing a machine in contemporary advertising. This poem, retitled "Because of Thee," was revised and published in 1896 by her friend Sarah Orne Jewett. One of the most popular American women poets of the 19th century, Thaxter is still especially revered in coastal New Hampshire and Maine. Bookseller Inventory # 25700

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Thaxter, Celia. Illustrated By Childe Hassam

Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston and New York (1894)

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Item Description: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston and New York, 1894. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition [1894]. Well-kept copy of this beautifully designed book centering on Thaxter's gardens at Appledore on the Isle of Shoals off the New Hampshire coast. Includes twelve tissue-tissue protected chromolithographed plates by noted American impressionist artist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), a frequent summer visitor, along with additional color floral decorations throughout the text. Green cloth lettered and decorated with an Art Nouveau floral design in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 126 pages. Includes an unused black and white postcard from 1906 or earlier with a view of Thaxter's cottage and two other Isle of Shoals views. Very minor shelf soil to the covers, corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, subtly darkened spine, all gilt bright and readable, text block sound, tiny closed tear near the inner top margin of the frontis tissue, pages clean and free from names or other markings. Bookseller Inventory # 032247

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THAXTER, CELIA.

Published by Boston: D. Lothrop, 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: Boston: D. Lothrop, 1886, 1886. First Edition: BAL 19896; ÒEdition de Luxe,Ó which preceded the ÒPopular Edition,Ó and included 24 illustrated poems rather than 12. This folio volume, with a photogravure to illustrate each poem, is in publisherÕs pictorial cloth; extremities worn; overall, very good. The BAL notes a leather-bound issue, but we have had or even seen only one other copy, that one also clothbound. Bookseller Inventory # 33917

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THAXTER, Celia.

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Item Description: 16 lines on 1 page 8 x 5 inches, in good clean condition, traces of mounts at corners. Undated. Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835 –1894), American writer of poetry and stories. Rock Weeds (1868) uses descriptions of the flora of the Isles of Shoals (off the coast of New Hampshire) to express the melancholy and isolation to be found among nature. Bookseller Inventory # 15434

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THAXTER, Celia.

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Item Description: 0. THAXTER, Celia. An Island Garden.With pictures and Illuminations by Childe Hassam. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1894. 1st ed. ix,126pp. Frontis., illus., 11 plates, plan. Orig. white gilt-pictorial cloth, T.e.g. Spine ends and corners rubbed, spine slightly darkened, front inner hinge just starting, else a very good copy. BAL 19923. Bound in both white and green cloth, the white is unquestionably scarcer. Slightly over 1000 copies were printed. "This is one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period"--BAL. Thaxter was a poet; this is her only book on gardening and the last of her books issued in her lifetime. Childe Hassam befriended Thaxter during his summers on Appledore Island, New Hampshire, where her salon was the center of social life for the island's artists' colony. Hassam recalled, "I spent some of my pleasantest summers.where I met the best people in the country.". Bookseller Inventory # 67140

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An Island Garden . With pictures and: THAXTER, Celia (1835-1894);

THAXTER, Celia (1835-1894); and Childe HASSAM (1859-1935)

Published by Houghton Mifflin & Co. [Printed by The Riverside Press], Boston and New York (1894)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin & Co. [Printed by The Riverside Press], Boston and New York, 1894. 8vo. (8 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches). 12 color plates after Hassam, color pictorial title, half title and headpieces after Hassam. Publisher's white cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt in a floral design, silk moire endpapers (bit worn and soiled) First edition: scarce in the publisher's white cloth gilt binding. Thaxter's memorable prose, describing gardening and her gardens in the Isles of Shoals in the Gulf of Maine, beautifully illustrated by Childe Hassam. According to the Bibliography Of American Literature, this is "one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period.". Bookseller Inventory # 29925

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THAXTER, Celia

Published by Houghton Mifflin and Co., Boston and New York (1895)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin and Co., Boston and New York, 1895. Hardcover. Second printing. Illustrated by Childe Hassam. Tall octavo. Green cloth beautifully decorated by Sarah Wyman Whitman. Neat contemporary gift inscription on the front fly, slight bump at the crown, a lovely and fresh, very near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 384107

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AN ISLAND GARDEN: Celia Thaxter

Celia Thaxter

Published by Osgood, McIlvaine & CO. (1894)

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Item Description: Osgood, McIlvaine & CO., 1894. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Childe Hassam (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bound in white/ivory cloth with beautiful floral gilt embossing covering entire volume. Poet Celia Thaxter's homage to her garden on Appledore Island, illustrated with full page color plates by Childe Hassam. Each plate protected by tissue guard. Binding lightly soiled, corners and edges lightly rubbed, previous owner's dedication on front fly, TEG. A very scarce volume concerning New Hampshire art and history. Publishers page states "The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass. USA". Bookseller Inventory # 000690

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Thaxter, Celia

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston & New York, 1895. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Hassam, Childe (illustrator). Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Beautiful green cloth with gilt flowers; identical to the first edition published the prior year (1894); a very scarce book with beautiful color illustrations by Hassam; book slightly cocked with several small closed tears to top of spine; spine slightly tanned, covers bright text and illustrations clean and bright; an attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000134

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Thaxter, Celia

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Item Description: Boston & New York, Houghton Mifflin & Cambridge, Mass., The Riverside Press, 1895, 1. edition, 2. impression, pp. ix, 126, 12 colour-plates with captions on flimsies, 1 plain plate of the plan of the garden with list of flowers, 10 ornamental floral decorations in text, large 8vo (160 x 230 mm), top-edge gilt, others trimmed, finely gilt-lettered and decorated light green cloth with stylized floral pattern (partly lightly stained and pinhole in spine). Nice copy. Note: American literary classic on gardening in the second impression. The first was printed in 1894, and only the year on the title-page was changed. The bright chromolithographed plates and text-illustrations by the early American impressionist Childe Hassam. Her garden on Appledore Island, which Celia Thaxter here describes, is still extant and forms a faithful recreation of the garden she grew in 1893. It is now maintained by volunteers of Shoals Marine Laboratory. Bookseller Inventory # 15594

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Thaxter, Celia

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1895. Hardcover. Hassam, Childe (illustrator). 126 page. 22 x 16 cm. Title in pink, green and yellow, and twelve color lithographs with lettered tissue guards, plus numerous chapter head decorations in color. Hassam returned from three years of art study in Paris in 1889; his impressionist tones are in full bloom here. Described as "One of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period." [see: BAL 19923]. Bright, clean copy in art nouveau binding with gilt cover and spine decorations fresh. Owner inscription noting her grandmother and the author were friends, small front cover spot. Orig. green cloth decorated in gilt. Teg. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 12291

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The Two Voices, Poems of the Mountains: CHADWICK, John W

CHADWICK, John W [Henry D. THOREAU; Ralph W. EMERSON; Celia THAXTER; Walt WHITMAN]

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Item Description: Joseph Knight Co Boston (1886), 1886. Presumed First Edition. Small octavo, original floral patterned cloth backed in cream cloth, lettered and patterned in gilt, top page edge gilt, in original dustjacket with matching spine decoration. (BAL cites an edition issued by H. B. Nims of Troy in 1886, but since the copyright is in the joint name of Nims and Knight, its likely that the editions were simultaneous) Attractive anthology that includes several poems by Thoreau, Emerson, Thaxter, and Whitman. Also includes Bret Harte and George MacDonald among others. A very early dustjacketed anthology to include Thoreau and Whitman. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 25593

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Dickinson, Emily, Celia Thaxter, James Russell Lowell, et al

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1878. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good+. Limited Edition. 12mo. A few black and white illustrations. 303 pp. Red cloth. Top edge gilt, with gilt lettering and decorative device to spine and front board. Professionally rebacked, with original cloth laid onto spine; former owner name to front free endpaper along with pencil notations; corners professionally repaired. Interior clean and quite sound; a nice copy. FIRST EDITION, ?red-line edition? limited to 500 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 42229

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Stephan,Sharon Paiva; Thaxter, Celia Laighton

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Item Description: Portsmouth Atheneum. Book Condition: Good. B00KZML0KC We ship best copy available! Book Only. Expedited shipping is 2-6 business days after shipment, standard is 4-14 business days after shipment. Used items do not include access codes, cd's or other accessories. Bookseller Inventory # ZB00KZML0KCZ3

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O'Brien, Fitz James; Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Lathrop, George Parsons; Lloyd, David D.; Thaxter, Celia; Matthews, Brandon; Woolson, Constance Fenimore; Bunner, H. C.; Willis, N. P.; Foote, Mary Hallock; Forest, J. W. De; Brooks, Noah

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons. Book Condition: Good. B00CJWGUZ6 Used good or better, we ship best copy available! May have signs of use, may be ex library copy. Book Only. Expedited shipping is 2-6 business days after shipment, standard is 4-14 business days after shipment. Used items do not include access codes, cd's or other accessories, regardless of what is stated in item title. If you need to guarantee that these items are included, please purchase a brand new copy. Bookseller Inventory # ZB00CJWGUZ6Z3

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Thaxter, Celia

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Thaxter, Celia

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers Publishers, Boston And New York, 1895. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo; [10], xxx, 232, [2] pages. A just about Fine first edition in original cloth, ever so slightly rubbed along spine ends. In the scarce dust-jacket, a few chips, minor tape repairs to verso of front flap; Celia Laighton Thaxter, 1835 - 1894, was a New England author and "lady poet" for the Atlantic Monthly magazine during the Civil War. "This volume, made up of extracts from the letters of Celia Thaxter, will serve, we trust, to give an idea, even to those who never knew her, of her nature and development. Except for a light from within, which irradiated the world she lived in, her life could easily have worn the sad-colored hues of ordinary mortality. But the radiance of her nature was like an ever-rising sun of affection, constantly warming the hearts whereon it shone; and where was the pilgrim who did not gladly open his window to that East?". Bookseller Inventory # 24951

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Celia Thaxter

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Item Description: Hurd and Houghton, New York, 1872. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Brown endpapers. Small half inch piece missing from top of spine. Interior clean and bright. Binding is tight. Gilt edges to text block. Good to very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000199

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THAXTER, CELIA.

Published by Boston: Lothrop and Co., 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: Boston: Lothrop and Co., 1886, 1886. First Edition; "Popular Edition"; first printing. Contemporary gift inscriptions; some minor spotting; very good. One poem is illustrated by Childe Hassam. Bookseller Inventory # 18098

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THAXTER, CELIA.

Published by Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879 (1879)

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Item Description: Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879, 1879. First Edition. Minute rubbing; a fine, bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 25879

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THAXTER, CELIA.

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Item Description: New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872, 1872. First Edition of the authorÕs first book. Green publisherÕs cloth; BAL binding ÒAÓ ( no priority established); near fine with a contemporary ownerÕs pencil inscription at the top of the title page, appropriately placed on the Isle of Shoals. Bookseller Inventory # 29046

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Thaxter, Celia

Published by Hurd and Houghton & The Riverside Press, NY & Cambridge, MA (1872)

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Item Description: Hurd and Houghton & The Riverside Press, NY & Cambridge, MA, 1872. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket. 1st Edition. 24mo. 86 pp. Blue cloth. Gilt ruling, decoration and lettering to front board, all edges gilt. Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed. Pressure points lightly to moderately worn, head more so. Spine lightly sunned. Boards very lightly scuffed and soiled. Pages lightly yellowed with light scattered foxing. Previous owner?s name in ink to ffep. Various signatures starting to spring. Still a nice, clean and sound copy. First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 24457

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Thaxter, Celia

Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company and printed by the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Boston and New York (1886)

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Item Description: Houghton, Mifflin and Company and printed by the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Boston and New York, 1886. A charming little volume in the original wrappers and paper dust jacket, measuring 4.25" x 6.75". Bound in plain white wrappers with the stiff paper dust jacket printed in red with floral designs on the front panel. Name and date ("A.B. Foot/ Sept./93") in ink on the second endpaper. Very clean and tight, and printed on high quality white laid paper; 121 pages. Light soiling to the rear wrappers and small tears and chips at the bottom and top of the spine ends. Overall, a very good copy of this scarce item. Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835–1894) was an American writer of poetry and stories. She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.Thaxter grew up in the Isles of Shoals, first on White Island, where her father, Thomas Laighton, was a lighthouse keeper, and then on Smuttynose and Appledore Islands.When she was sixteen, she married Levi Thaxter and moved to the mainland, residing first in Watertown, Massachusetts at a property his father owned. In 1854, they accepted an offer to use a house in Newburyport. The couple then acquired their own home, today called the Celia Thaxter House, built in 1856 near the Charles River at Newtonville. She had a son, Roland, born August 28, 1858, who would later become a prominent plant pathologist. Her first published poem, Landlocked, was written during this time on the mainland. Her life with Levi was not harmonious and she missed her islands, and so after 10 years away, she moved back to Appledore Island.Celia became the hostess of her father's hotel, the Appledore House, and welcomed many New England literary and artistic notables to the island and to her parlor, including writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Whittier, Sarah Orne Jewett, and the artists William Morris Hunt and Childe Hassam, who painted several pictures of her. She was present at the time of the infamous murders on Smuttynose Island, about which she wrote the essay, "A Memorable Murder." In 2008, The Library of America selected "A Memorable Murder" for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American True Crime. First Edition with matching dates of 1886 on the title and copyright pages. Bookseller Inventory # 233

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