Title: The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene ...
Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons
Publication Date: 1901
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Eight of the 12 volumes in the complete set of Field's works. Field was a newspaperman, humorist, poet, and cartoonist, reaching his highest attainments while living and working in Chicago. These volumes are very good ++, bound in midnight blue cloth with a gilt outline and decoration on the front cover and gilt title, with very, very light bumping at head and foot of spine on some volumes; ragged edges; frontispieces have tissue protectors; title pages and initial letters in red ink; all facsimiles seemingly present; all volumes are completely sound except that the front endpaper in Vols. I and IV are cracked (but the hinges are tight), and the frontispiece and tissue are loose in Vol. IV. Vol. I: A Little Book of Western Verse: frontispiece of Field; introduction by Field's brother Roswell M. The volume includes a facsimile of a dedication written to the Roswell, to be used when a uniform edition of his works was published. Vol. IV: Poems of Childhood: frontispiece illustration of Field reading to children at his home in Buena Park, Chicago [separated from volume]; included are "Little Boy Blue," "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," and "Over the Hills and Far Away;" light water stains throughout. Vol. V: The Holy Cross and Other Tales: frontispiece is a religion illustration; introduction by Edmund Clarence Stedman; light water stains at upper corners of some pages. Vol. VI: Echoes from the Sabine Farm [paraphrasing Odes of Horace]: frontispiece illustrating flutist and child at Sabine Farm; introduction by Francis Wilson. Vol. VII: Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac: frontispiece of Field in his library; introduction by R. M. Field; facsimile [cracked along part of fold]. Vol. VIII: The House: An Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and His Wife Alice[a sweet, humorous story of marriage]: frontispiece of the house; introduction by Joel Chandler Harris; light water stains at upper corners of pages throughout. Vols. XI and XII: Sharps and Flats [from Field's popular column by this name which ran for twelve years in the Chicago Daily News]: frontispiece in Vol. I of the two-part set is 1894 photo of Fields and in Vol. II is a menu with drawings, done by Fields for a tribute luncheon; introduction by Slason Thompson. Inquire for price of individual volumes. Extra postage required for set or partial set. Bookseller Inventory # 16-EPL-8EF
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