THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK. John Greenleaf Whittier, Elizabeth S. Owen.
THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK
THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK
THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK
THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK
THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK
THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK
THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK
THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK

THE WHITTIER BIRTHDAY-BOOK

Boston Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press, 1881. First Edition. Leather. 24mo (4 1/2" x 5"), green flexible pebblegrain leather, engraved frontispiece of John Greenleaf Whittier plus 12 B&W lithographs for each month with tissue guards, arranged mainly with two dates & poetic quotation per page, silk moire marbled endpapers, black ribbon marker, all edges gilt (a.e.g.), [2] Preface + 402 pages + [13pp.] Index to Birthdays. Near Fine / None. Item #1806

The author has selected quotations from Whittier's warm and human poetry to illustrate birthdays that the poet might have been interested in.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate for the abolition of slavery. Many considered him and his work a national treasure, causing his birthday to be made a holiday in many states.

Would make a sweet, cherishable gift book, as well as an attractive and handy collection of the poet's memorable verses.

Currier, Whittier Bibliography, p.144. Selections from Whittier's poems with friends, reformers, and others mentioned.

Price: $40.00

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