Publisher: New York: George P. Putnam, 1853.
Edition: Second edition, second printing.
Bibliographical References: Sabin 42808.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; some light stains and foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 27861
Description8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt-decorated and lettered spine. Frontispiece and nine plates.
Comments¶ The first book by Anne C. Lynch, later Anne C. Lynch Botta (1815-1891), a minor but important figure in the New York literary scene, circa 1850-1880. She was a friend and supporter of many writers, editors and publishers; her home was often a gathering place for them; and she compiled the popular Handbook of Universal Literature. Poems is replete with references to other poets and literary establishments: “Lines on the Death of Mrs. N. P. Willis,” “Lines to Frederika Bremer,” “Books for the People,” “Bryant,” a poem on Byron in Greece, etc. Her Poems, first published by Putnam in 1848, went through several editions.