Publisher: New York: Sarah H. Leggett, 1877.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 1760 (Bryant) & 8920 (Holmes); Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators, 683.
Condition: Cloth a little rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 26607
Description4to, original decorated terra-cotta cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Pictorial title and 35 illustrations in the text.
Comments¶ An anthology of poems by Holmes, Bryant, Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, and Taylor, handsomely illustrated and published in a gift book format that was typical of the period. Not an uncommon book, but unusual in that it was published by a woman, Sarah H. Leggett, who was also probably the compiler and may have contributed the unsigned introductory poem "The Poets." This is her only recorded imprint. "The Song Sparrow" by Bryant is its first appearance in a book, and Holmes' "On the Threshold" was written expressly for this anthology (Hamilton).