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The Poetry of the Fields: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of Pastoral Scenes

The Poetry of the Fields: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of Pastoral Scenes

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The Poetry of the Fields: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of Pastoral Scenes

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Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co, 1867. Leather bound. Very good. Leather bound. Poetry of the Fields offers a feast of poems from Shakespeare and Shelley, Wordsworth and Burns, and many other illustrious pens, all writing in praise of nature's pastures and their denizens: skylarks and blossoms, grasshoppers and daffodils, blackbirds and primroses, and even fairies. This collection includes two poems, one of which is the fairy-full "Queen Mab," by the radical Duchess of Newcastle Margaret "Mad Madge" Cavendish (1623-1673), poet, science fiction writer, playwright, scientist, and philosopher. Published in 1867, this edition is bound in full leather and lettered so as to make the title a field full of foliage, flowers, and feathered friends in its own right, stamped in glorious gilt to both covers. Illustrated throughout in frontispiece, pictorial title page, and two tissue-guarded engravings, this is a stunning ode to field and pasture both within and without.

7 7/8" X 5 3/8". xv, [ii], 18-128pp. Bound in full brown morocco leather, with pastureland-embellished title in gilt and bordered decoratively in dark brown to both boards, with spine lettered in gilt with gilt leaf compartments. All edges gilt. Moderate wear to binding, with scuffing and edgewear, bumping to corners, and scattered rubbing to edges and extremities. Lacking blank leaf preceding half-title. Binding is firm and sound, text block tight. Foxing to pages throughout, with toning to tissue-guards, else unmarked. Illustrated in 4 tissue-guarded plates.

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Underground Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
10308
Title
The Poetry of the Fields: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of Pastoral Scenes
Format/Binding
Leather bound
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
E. H. Butler & Co
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date Published
1867
Keywords
poetry nature catalogueone BIBLIO-LIVE-3 giftable novemberdrop22

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Underground Books is a charmingly eccentric bookshop offering used, rare, antiquarian, bargain, and new books, located below street-level in Carrollton, Georgia's historic downtown. Married proprietors Josh Niesse and Megan Bell met shortly after Josh opened the bookstore in March of 2011 and Megan walked in.

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title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.... [More]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]

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