BEAUTIFUL SET OF MRS. HEMANS' WORKS
HEMANS, Felicia. The Works of Mrs. Hemans; with a Memoir of Her Life, by Her Sister. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1854-61. Seven volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full tan calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, red and brown morocco spine labels, marbled boards and edges. $2200.
Beautifully bound set of Hemans' works, including a memoir by her sister.
Felicia Hemans was admired by Byron, the Countess of Blessington, and other notables of the day. "Her poems are stamped with feminine qualities; they have singular grace and tenderness, and exhibit an ardent sympathy with chivalry in every form…" (DNB). "Her works were very popular, especially in America" (Drabble & Stringer, 257). With portrait frontispiece and engraved vignette title pages.
A beautiful set in fine condition.