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POETICAL WORKS OF JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

Lowell James Russell

Published by Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1876, 1876
Hardcover
From Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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First printing of the publisher’s popular "Household Edition". 8vo, publisher’s original brick-red cloth with lovely gilt decoration and letting to the upper cover and spine, board edges beveled, lower cover stamped in blind. ix, 406. A very nice and well preserved copy, the cloth still lovely and fresh but for a little chipping or wear along the spine tips, internally solid and very fresh but for evidence of old damp along the bottom and outside margins that is for the most part quite unobtrusive. The first printing of the highly popular and often reprinted "Household" edition of James Russell Lowell’s poetry, and a very early edition of the author’s poetry in general. Russell is one of the "Fireside Poets", a small handful of American poets who were the first of their nationality to rival their British counterparts in popularity. Poet Walt Whitman said, "Lowell was not a grower—he was a builder. He built poems: he didn't put in the seed, and water the seed, and send down his sun—letting the rest take care of itself: he measured his poems—kept them within formula." Fellow Fireside Poet John Greenleaf Whittier praised Lowell by writing two poems in his honor and calling him "our new Theocritus" and "one of the strongest and manliest of our writers–a republican poet who dares to speak brave words of unpopular truth". ‘The Biglow Papers’, which are included in this collection, were said by Mark Twain to be one of his greatest literary inspirations. Bookseller Inventory # 22633

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Title: POETICAL WORKS OF JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

Publisher: Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1876

Publication Date: 1876

Binding: Hardcover

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