New York: Worthington Company, 1892. Decorative Illustrated Reprint. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Quarto / 4to ( 10" x 6 3/4" x 1 3/8"), publisher's pictorial gilt-stamped brown cloth with elaborate Art Nouveau floral patterns, B&W lithographed frontispiece depicting WCB plus facsimile signature (with tissue guard) plus several full-page B&W reproductions of engravings, brown floral wallpaper endpapers, all edges gilt [a.e.g.], 347 pages. Weight: 3 lbs. 5.6 oz. Very Good / None. Item #6312
William Cullen Bryant (1794 – 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. "Thanatopsis" [1817, a meditation on death] is Bryant's most famous poem. He achieved recognition as one of America's leading poets around 1832, when his expanded Poems was published in the U.S. and, with the assistance of Washington Irving, in Britain.
Handsome edition in lovely Art Nouveau binding. Solid, clean Very Giftable copy with slight uniform page-toning and touches of wear & two white specks on rear cover.