Early printing: Poems of country life, nature, and nostalgia. With a number of in-text and full-page engravings. 8vo. Frontis., , 168 pp.; illus. Very good; light wear to corners and spine extremities, spine gilt slightly dulled. Offsetting to pastedowns; back free endpaper torn. All edges gilt; pages clean. Inscription dated 1877 to front flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Songs of yesterday.with illustrations.
Publisher: S.C. Griggs & Co.
Publication Date: 1876
Book Description Chicago: S. C. Griggs and Company. Press of Knight & Leonard, Chicago. Later printing. A copy which has been inscribed and signed twice by the author. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 6 1/2 inches x 9 in., frontispiece; title-page with bird design; dedication page; preface; contents; list of illustrations; viii, 168 pp., illustrated with various size wood engravings; some poems have prose introductions giving their backgrounds. Green cloth with elaborate titling in black on gold on the spine, and with designs on the front cover, dark brown, coated endpapers, all edges gilt. The spine ends, cover corners show light wear. The author's signed inscriptions are on the first front flyleaf: Mrs. Margaretta I. Leaming. Many Happy New Years. From Benj F. Taylor, Jan. 1st 1880. Brother Charles, With the wish that all Songs of Yesterday may be changed, one day, into "songs in the night," again this book is given where I trust it may long remain. Benj. F. Taylor, February 19th, 1884. Benjamin F. Taylor was a journalist during the Civil War, and some of the poems in this volume have Civil War related themes: Kelly's Ferry, The Heroes and the Flowers: Rose Hill (Chicago). Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-950159078