“THOU STILL UNRAVISHED BRIDE OF QUIETNESS! THOU FOSTER-CHILD OF SILENCE AND SLOW TIME…”
COPPEE, Henry. A Gallery of Famous English and American Poets. Philadelphia: J.M. Stoddart, (1873). Quarto, original full brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers, raised bands, silk endpapers, all edges gilt. $750.
Later edition, with almost 150 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 Shelley, Keats, Barrett Browning, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Longfellow, Whittier and many others. First published in 1859. Owner blindstamp.
A fine copy.