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Gertrude of Wyoming, and Other Poems.

Campbell, Thomas.-

Published by London. Longman, Hurst, Rees,Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825., 1825
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Ninth Edition. Pages 160 pp.12mo. Full polished green calf with decorative rulings in gilt and in the blind. Marbled endpapers. Gilt decorations on edges and dentelles. T.e.g. Ninth Edition. Frontispiece, title page and textual illustrations drawn by R. Westall and engraved by C. Heath CBEL III, 183. Carroll Wilson !, 355. Sabin 10268 Two title pages. the first dated 1822, engraved and illustrated, the second a printed cancel title dated 1825. In this, the major work by Campbell (17771844) relating to America, he tells the story of a 1778 massacre of the settlement in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, by a band of Indians led by a ferocious half breed . Among the victims was the woman Gertrude. The poem ends on the eve of revenge and retribution. Besides the helpful footnotes are longer textual, historical notes and extracts from travel books dealing with America, but especially the Lewis and Clark diaries, Wild's 'Travels in North America," and Jefferson's 'Notes on Virginia." The latter includes the narrative of a Virgina massacre of Indians in 1774, which served as a prototype for aspects of Gertrude of Wyoming. Among the other poems, for which Campbell is better known in England, are HohenlindenBattle of the Baltic, Lines on the Grave of a Suicide, Ode to the Memory of Burns, etc. Disbound, but all of binding present with front cover separated. Can be readily restored to a very attractive volume.Wear at edges of covers and spine. Owner's signature on title page. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 9278

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Title: Gertrude of Wyoming, and Other Poems.

Publisher: London. Longman, Hurst, Rees,Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825.

Publication Date: 1825

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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