Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1870.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL vol. 1, page 382; Sabin 30844.
Condition: A fine, bright copy.
Book ID: 27253
Description4to, original blind- and gilt-decorated green cloth, designed by Karl Muller, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Albumen photographic frontis portrait of Bryant by Napoleon Sarony; etched caricature of Bryant by Thomas Nast, and 18 wood engravings in the text by William J. Linton after designs by John Augustus Hows.
CommentsA handsome testimonial to the celebrated poet-editor William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) and his work, as viewed through his life in his hometown of Cummington, Mass., and its connections to the themes in his works. Laid into this copy is a four-page "Supplementary Word from the Author . . ." Julia Hatfield, the "idle scholar" was obviously a close friend of Bryant, but little else is recorded about her, and this is the only book attributed to her that could be found in OCLC. This is one of the most elaborately produced books of its kind about an American poet of any era.