“HE SPEAKS FOR THE INARTICULATE, FOR THE HUMBLE AND THE COMMON”: WHITTIER'S WORKS, HANDSOMELY BOUND
WHITTIER, John Greenleaf. The Writings. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin (Riverside Press), 1894-96. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown pebbled calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and unopened. $1500.
Definitive “Riverside Edition” of Whittier’s writings, thoroughly revised and rearranged. Very handsomely bound by Tout & Sons.
“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). His earlier poems, “discarded from previous collections,” appear in an appendix to Volume VII. Illustrated with five portrait frontispieces.
Fine condition, handsomely bound and illustrated.