“HER SONGS OF JOY, THE PUREST SOUNDS OF EARTH THAT SWELL SAD LAUGHING CHORUSES OF EARTH”
COPPEE, Henry. A Gallery of English and American Women Famous in Song. Philadelphia: J.M. Stoddart, (1875). Quarto, original full brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers, raised bands, silk endpapers, all edges gilt.
Later edition, with over 100 steel-engraved portraits and vignettes.
Edited and introduced by Coppée, a former professor of Literature at the University of Pennsylvania who in 1866 became the first president of Lehigh University. With selections from Hannah More, Ann Radcliffe, Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sarah Josepha Hale, Margaret Hale, and many others. First published in 1860 as A Gallery of Distinguished English and American Female Poets, this edition has been expanded and includes more illustrations. Owner blindstamp.
A fine copy.