By John Greenleaf Whittier
London   Macmillan and Co.
7.5" by 5.5" 435; [2], 347; [2], 376; [2], 399; 436; 437; 402pp
A Sotheran bound set of the poetical and anti-slavery works of important American Quaker author John Greenleaf Whittier.
By John Greenleaf Whittier

1888-89 The Writings of John Greenleaf Whittier

London   Macmillan and Co.
7.5" by 5.5" 435; [2], 347; [2], 376; [2], 399; 436; 437; 402pp
A Sotheran bound set of the poetical and anti-slavery works of important American Quaker author John Greenleaf Whittier.
£650.00
: 8kgs / : 912P37

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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Signed Binding

Bound by Sotheran.

Complete in seven volumes.

The collected works of American Quaker John Greenleaf Whittier, including his poetry, and abolition works.

Whittier is well regarded for his anti-slavery writings, his publications pre-Civil War reflecting the importance of the movement. He was categorised as one of the Fireside Poets, and was much influenced by Robert Burns.

Volume I, 'Narrative & Legendary Poems'. Illustrated with a frontispiece.

Volume II, 'Poems of Nature, Poems Subjective & Reminiscent, Religious Poems'. Illustrated with a frontispiece.

Volume III, 'Anti-Slavery Poems, Songs of Labor & Reform'. Illustrated with a frontispiece.

Volume IV, 'Personal Poems, Occasional Poems, The Tent on the Beach', also with the poems of Elizabeth H. Whittier, and an appendix containing early and uncollected verses. Illustrated with a frontispiece.

Volume V, 'Margaret Smith's Journal, Tales & Sketches'. Illustrated with a frontispiece.

Volume VI, 'Old Portraits and Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches & Tributes, Historical Papers'. 

Volume VII, 'The Conflict With Slavery, Politics and Reform, The Inner Life - Criticism'.

From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his morocco bookplate to the front paste down. William Foyle was the co-founder of Foyles bookshop, founding the leading bookshop in 1903 alongside his brother. He purchased Beeleigh Abbey during the Second World War, an impressive twelfth century monastery in Essex, which became home to his library, one the largest private libraries in England.

Condition

I n a half morocco binding with cloth to the boards, bound by Sotheran. Externally, smart, a little rubbed to the leather. Spines are a little faded. A few very light marks to the boards and spine. Small tear to the tail of the front joint of Volume I. Front hinges are starting but firm. Bookplate to the front paste downs. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Very Good Indeed

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