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Lot 472
COLLECTION - AMERICAN LITERATURE
Sold for £3,465 (US$ 5,866) inc. premium
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Lot Details
COLLECTION - AMERICAN LITERATURE
Album containing a fine collection of signed autograph quotations by American and British nineteenth-century authors, the American authors including Nathaniel Hawthorne (the first two stanzas of 'Vivien's Song' from Tennyson's Idylls of the King, comprising six lines beginning "In Love, if Love be Love, if Love be ours...", London, 17 May 1860), Harriet Beecher Stowe (sentiment comprising fifty words, beginning "Sorrow is godlike! - sorrow is wise and far seeing...", London, 16 June 1860), Henry W. Longfellow (four lines from The Courtship of Miles Standish, beginning "Every sentence began or closed, with the name of Priscilla...", 28 October 1853), Oliver Wendell Holmes (last stanza from 'The Chambered Nautilus', comprising five lines, beginning "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul...", Boston, 4 November 1858), James Russell Lowell (extract from 'To a Birch Tree', comprising five lines, beginning "Upon the brink of some wood-nested lakelet...", Cambridge, November 1858), William H. Prescott (extract from The History of Philip the Second, Boston, 5 November 1858), William Cullen Bryant (eleven lines from his poem 'The Conqueror's Grave', beginning "She met the hosts of Sorrow with a look...", New York, 20 November 1858), John Lothrop Morley (extract from the final paragraph of his concluding remarks on William the Silent, from The Rise of the Dutch Republic, beginning "He went through life, bearing the load of a people's sorrows...", London, 18 March 1861), Susan Warner (sixteen lines of verse, beginning "Soon -- & for ever!...", New York, 1 December 1858), George Bancroft (fourteen lines of verse, beginning "I saw, too, Glory's holy flowers...", New York, 7 December 1858), and Henry T. Tuckerman (quatrain beginning "'What's in a name?' - the Poet asks...", New York, 10 January 1859); British authors including Charles Kingsley (autograph manuscript of his poem 'The March', comprising ten lines beginning "Dreary East Winds howling o'er us..."), Adelaide Anne Procter (her well-known poem 'Fidelis', comprising twenty-four lines, beginning "You have taken back the promise/That you spoke so long ago..."), Thomas Adolphus Trollope (extract from Paul the Pope and Paul the Friar), Thomas Henry Buckle (extract from his History of Civilization), Mary Russell Mitford (autograph letter, declaring Disraeli's novel Henrietta Temple to be his cleverest), Charles Reade, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Mark Lemon, Chauncey Hare Townshend, Albert Smith ("To Make a Diligence"), Barry Cornwall, Dean Milman, Shirley Brooks, Peter Cunningham, and Robert (Earl) Lytton 'Owen Meredith' ("From the Choragus", comprising 160 lines, beginning "O thou, -- noble soul, gallant heart...), c.35 pages, some entries tipped or pasted in, slight browning and other minor small tears and stains, diced calf, upper cover stamped "P.R.", worn, spine restored, 4to
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