Poems, by Frances Anne Butler, (Late Fanny Kemble.). FRANCES ANNE KEMBLE BUTLER.

Poems, by Frances Anne Butler, (Late Fanny Kemble.)

Publisher: London: Henry Washbourne; Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd; Dublin: Machen & Co., 1844.
Edition: First English edition, preceded by the American edition of the same year.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 530.
Condition: Edges a little faded; scattered light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 27776


12mo, original blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt lettering. Binder's ticket of Bone & Son on the rear paste-down.


The first book of poetry by Fanny Kemble (1809-93), over 80 poems and sonnets, many of them set in America where she lived for many years. Alex Japp writes in Miles' Poets and Poetry of the Century, volume 7, that Fanny Kemble's "poems are marked by thought, by fancy, and great love of nature and art. She has written in many metres and almost always with a sense of distinction and of ease. Her sonnets are very finished . . ." In this English edition, the poems have a different arrangement than the American edition.

Price: $425.00