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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 ScribnerÃs 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 AmericaÃs best known poets, uniformly and handsomely bound. A prolific satirical columnist for the Chicago Daily News, Field also penned many Ãsentimental celebrations of childhood, some set to music as lullabiesÃ (including his well-known ÃLittle Boy BlueÃ and ÃWynken, Blynken and NodÃ), as well as wildly popular poems celebrating the American frontier; A Little Book of Western Verse (first published1889), in fact, Ãwent through 20 editions in the following decadeÃ Field resisted offers from eastern publishers, favoring the open air of the West over the restricting atmosphere of the East.Ã His favorite subject matter, however, was Ãof the fireside and family, nostalgic reminiscences of an age of innocenceÃ (ANB). First published 1889-96. A fine set, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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