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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1890. First edition (BAL 8373). Original green cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, top edge gilt, 280 pp. Ownership signature of Mary Mapes Dodge, a contributor, date Xmas, 1890. One or a few short poems by a great number of contributors, famous and forgotten, many not known for their poetry. With Edith Wharton's first book appearance, "Euryalus", commemorating her visit to a ruined castle in Sicily, which she liked because "Luckily, it has escaped the distinction of being restored." (Wright, ed., "Edith Wharton Abroad", 1996, p.12). Mrs. Dodge's "verse has humor, quaint turns of thought, and a quality that does not grow old" (Sarah Bowerman in DAB). very light rubbing, else Fine.
Title: American Sonnets.
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Seller ID: higginson,t.w.thomaswentworthande.h.bigelow,eds.42