LOWELL James Russell

Publication Date: 1899
From Bauman Rare Books (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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LOWELL, James Russell. The Writings of James Rusell Lowell in Prose and Poetry. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin; The Riverside Press, Cambridge, circa 1899. Eleven volumes. Octavo, publisher s three-quarter red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $1500."Riverside Edition" of the works of America s "first professional man of letters" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 487), handsomely bound by Vauthain."No understanding of the cultural life of America in the 19th century can be complete without recognition of Lowell s centrality and versatility" (ANB). Includes Lowell s essays of literary criticism, his Civil War- and Reconstruction-era essays on national politics and his poems. With frontispiece portraits in the first, seventh, eighth and tenth volumes. A fine set, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 75433

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Title: Writings

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Hardcover

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