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May-Day and Other Pieces
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867, 1867 Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by Emerson to his nephew J. Haven Emerson, dated "1 May 1867" (BAL lists three copies that have been seen inscribed on that date). Publisher's white linen "gift binding" with fern illustration gilt-stamped to front board and spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, dark brown-coated endpapers. A very good copy with some toning and light wear to extremities, some light soiling to boards, both hinges starting. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. May-Day and Other Pieces is one of two small volumes of poetry published by this Transcendentalist writer. Like much of Emerson's work, the poems in this work center around the beauty of the natural world. Notably, although Emerson's body of work in poetry is small, he remains one of the major figures who influenced American poetry throughout the nineteenth century. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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