Poems. TRANSCENDENTALISTS, David Atwood Wasson.


Publisher: Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1888.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Frontis portrait lightly foxed; a fine, bright copy,
Book ID: 28074


8vo, original decorated brown cloth, beveled edges, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait. Errata slip between pages 4 & 5.


¶ The scarce collected poems by the Concord minister and author David Atwood Wasson (1823-1887), one of the most highly regarded of the Transcendentalist writers, whose poems had previously only appeared in periodicals. This posthumous collection - Wasson's first and only book - was compiled with a preface by Ednah Dow Cheney, who also wrote about Louisa May Alcott and edited her letters and journals.