1895 · Philadelphia
by TOWNSEND, Mary Ashley
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1895. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (20cm.); tan pictorial publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt; [138pp]. Cloth worn, soiled and discolored in portions, front and rear; toned along margins and spine; faint penciling on rear. Small stain to title page, scattered foxing throughout; offsetting from laid-in newspaper clipping; ribbon marker split; top edge gilt. Just about Very Good.
Contains 69 sonnets by noted Louisiana poet Mary Ashley Townsend, who sometimes wrote under the pen name "Xariffa". In this collection, Townsend weaves romantic and natural imagery into a variety of literary themes, from springtime to death. (Inventory #: 46478)