Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1860. Whittier, John Greenleaf. HOME BALLADS AND POEMS. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. First Edition of Whittier's moving collection of poems, many of which deal with untimely deaths in his immediately family which he accomplishes in his beautifully restrained New England style. A wonderful example is his poem "Telling The Bees" which offers the image of bee hives intentionally draped in black so the bees won't migrate after the death of their beekeeper. A NEAR FINE copy in original publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt with only the most minor of wear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco folding box made by Root of London.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. (Inventory #: 002119)
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