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Poems (Volume 1 & 2)
Longmans, Green & Co, London 1885 - London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1885 Tall 16mo, VG+ Ramage binding, 2 vols bound as 1. In full maroon morocco, blind and gilt tooling, small scratch to upper cover, minor shelf wear. Spine, raised bands, titles and tooling in gilt, edges brushed. Internally, aeg, board edges and turn-ins in decorative gilt, maroon marbled endpapers, binders gilt stamp tp fpd along with a small seller label, half title present, titlepage with oval woodcut, (viii), [1], 2-281 pp, [1]. Vol 2, half title present, titlepage with square woodcut, (vi), [1], 2-309 pp, verso of half title Vol 1 states that its reprinted with additional matter from the 23rd edition whilst vol 2 is reprinted with additional matter from the 6th edition. Superbly bound. Ingelow, Jean [pseud. Orris], poet and writer whose Poems (1863) brought the first public recognition of her merit as a poet; this volume went through thirty editions in Ingelow's lifetime. It opens with ‘Divided’, a wistful lyric about lovers walking along opposite banks of a stream that eventually divides them forever. Poems also includes her popular ballad ‘The High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire, 1571’, an understated and affecting poem about loss of life in a sixteenth-century flood, and ‘Songs of Seven’, a meditation on the seven stages of woman's life. See ODNB.
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