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The Triumph Of Peace and Other Poems

Deems, Charles Force)

Published by D. Fanshaw, New York, 1840
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. The author's first book. Slim 8vo in brown cloth letetred in gilt. 96 pp. A tight, near fine example, bit of fade to the spine strip. Pencilled ownership signature front free endpaper. Collection of short verse pieces by Charles Force Deems (who is not identified as the author) publishged when he was but 20 years old. The title piece was read at the commencement ceremont at Dickinson College; others are of various themes suh as "Lines, written on my seventeenth Birthday", "To my Spirit Sister", "Death of Saladin" and also religious subjects. Baltimore-born Charles Force Deems (1820-1893) earned fame for his temperance lectures delivered before he reached the age of fourteen. He graduated from Dickinson in 1839, preached in New York briefly and took charge of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Asbury, New Jersey. He later taught at the University of North Carolina, continued also to preach and in 1865 became associated with New York University. Bookseller Inventory # ZE17239

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Title: The Triumph Of Peace and Other Poems

Publisher: D. Fanshaw, New York

Publication Date: 1840

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First edition.

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