“FOR TOMORROW I GO OVER LAND AND SEA IN SEARCH OF THE HOLY GRAIL”
LOWELL, James Russell. The Vision of Sir Launfal and Other Poems. New York, London, and Calcutta: The Gold Medal Library, circa 1923. 16mo, contemporary full green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $450.
Lovely edition of one of Lowell’s most beloved poems, together with several of his other popular works, with numerous wonderful full-page illustrations depicting scenes from the poems, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt.
This selection of Lowell’s poetry includes several of his most popular pieces, such as “The Vision of Sir Launfal,” “My Love,” “The Heritage,” “The Present Crisis,” “The Bigelow Papers,” and “The Harvard Commemoration.” As a poet, Lowell’s “most pleasing traits are his robustness…and the freshness of his phrasing” (Kunitz, 488). “No understanding of the cultural life of America in the 19th century can be complete without recognition of Lowell’s centrality and versatility” (ANB). Pencil owner signature.
Mild toning to spine, gilt quite bright. A beautiful copy.