"ONE THORN OF EXPERIENCE IS WORTH A WHOLE WILDERNESS OF WARNING"
LOWELL, James Russell. The Works. WITH:SCUDDER, Horace Elisha. James Russell Lowell. A Biography. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, (1890-99; 1901). Together, thirteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $1800.
Standard Library Edition of Lowell’s works, beautifully bound, with five engraved frontispiece portraits.
"No understanding of the cultural life of America in the 19th century can be complete without recognition of Lowell's centrality and versatility" (ANB). Includes Lowell's essays of literary criticism, his Civil War- and Reconstruction-era essays on national politics and his poems." Uniformly bound with a two-volume biography of Lowell by Horace Scudder, editor of the Atlantic Monthly.
A fine set.