“HE SPEAKS FOR THE INARTICULATE, FOR THE HUMBLE AND THE COMMON”
WHITTIER, John Greenleaf. The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, (1892). Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown levant morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut. $1250.
Artists’ Edition, number 251 of only 750 copies.
"Whittier is the voice of the middle 19th century New England farmer and small town dweller. In loving, careful detail he speaks for the inarticulate, for the humble and the common" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 813). Illustrated with 52 fine plates, including steel-engraved portraits, photogravures, etchings, and one facsimile. With one additional plate laid-in to Vol. I.
Fine condition, handsomely bound and illustrated.