Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. First Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. 12mo (7" x 4 3/4"), original publisher's dark green gilt & blind-stamped spine and front cover, illustrated with one small B&W title headpiece, xi, 7-172 pages. Near Fine / None. Item #4088
Tight, bright, unannotated copy in unusually clean cloth with very minor rubbing on corners. Very occasional specks on lightly age-toned paper. Previous owner's signature & date neatly on upper right of title page.
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.
He is now largely remembered for his anti-slavery writings and such poems as Barbara Frietchie, "The Barefoot Boy", "Maud Muller" and Snow-Bound.
Currier, Whittier Bibliography, pp.101ff. The volume followed closely Whittier's successful "Snow-Bound."