Autograph Manuscript (unsigned).: FIELD, Eugene (1850-95).

Autograph Manuscript (unsigned).

FIELD, Eugene (1850-95).

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This Chicago journalist, essayist and children's poet penned such classics as "Little Boy Blue" and "Wynken, Blynken and Nod." Unsigned AM, 3pp, 7½" X 10" (separate leaves), n.p., n.y. Near fine. This beautifully penned manuscript, in Field's usual incredibly miniscule but highly legible hand, has been superbly bound in full dark brown calf with raised bands, gilt lettering on spine and front board (reading "EUGENE FIELD / ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT / SUGGESTIONS FOR / 'VIGNETTES' / FOR HIS / 'ECHOES FROM THE SABINE FARM' / 1891") inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Very good. Spine (mainly) and edges lightly sunned to golden brown, else tight and lovely. Whoever had this bound, likely around the turn of the 20th century, also had a hand-calligraphed title page created which reads in Gothic letters, "Original Manuscript / Suggestions for Vignettes / For his / 'Echoes from the Sabine Farm." This collection was privately published in 1891 in New Rochelle, New York, and is a parody of Horace's Odes; in 1893 A.C. McClurg and Company published a trade edition. This manuscript consists of a list of 45 numbered subject ideas, starting with "1 -- A bough in leaf, from which is suspended a garland of roses" and ending with "45 -- Two little children singing from the same book." A few others at random: "8 -- Cupid scourging a maiden with a cat-o'-nine tails," "17 -- A birds-eye view of Chicago," "24 -- A smiling babe swinging from a crescent moon," "31 -- A mouse about to enter a baited trap," "38 -- An owl perched beside a tiny sparrow and regarding it yearningly," "42 -- A Roman in a hammock with his head bandaged up." Most unusual and handsome. Bookseller Inventory # 38368

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Title: Autograph Manuscript (unsigned).

Binding: Hardcover

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