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Songs and Other Verse. WITH: Second Book - FIELD Eugene - 1903. 
1903 - FIELD, Eugene. Songs and Other Verse. WITH: Second Book of Verse. WITH: A Little Book of Western Verse. New York: Charles ScribnerÕs Sons, 1903. Together, three volumes. 12mo (5 by 7 inches), mid-20th century three-quarter red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines with small brown morocco inlays, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $700.Later editions of these anthologies of songs, poems and ballads by one of 19th-century AmericaÕs best known poets, uniformly and handsomely bound. A prolific satirical columnist for the Chicago Daily News, Field also penned many Òsentimental celebrations of childhood, some set to music as lullabiesÓ (including his well-known ÒLittle Boy BlueÓ and ÒWynken, Blynken and NodÓ), as well as wildly popular poems celebrating the American frontier; A Little Book of Western Verse (first published1889), in fact, Òwent through 20 editions in the following decadeÉ Field resisted offers from eastern publishers, favoring the open air of the West over the restricting atmosphere of the East.Ó His favorite subject matter, however, was Òof the fireside and family, nostalgic reminiscences of an age of innocenceÓ (ANB). First published 1889-96. A fine set, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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