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.),  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.