Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892 & 1894. Artists Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 750 copies. Complete in 9 volumes (consisting of seven volumes of "The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier" & 2 volumes "Life and Letters of John Greenleaf Whittier" by Samuel T. Pickard). Octavo. Brown cloth, title-label with red and black lettering. Deckled fore and bottom edges. Frontispiece in each volume. Title-page printed in red and black with vignette. Artists Edition with the works of American Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whittier. The poet was strongly influenced by Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Whittier was an ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. This view is apparent in his anti-slavery poems (present in this edition) and in Vol. VII "The Conflict with Slavery." Each volume illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures from paintings, drawings or photographs by M. J. Burns, Howard Pyle, Mary Hollock Foote, I. H. Caliga, C. S. Reinhart, W. L. Sheppard, Chas. H. Woodbury, Frank T. Merrill, E. H. Garrett, Vesper L. George, W. A. McCullough, Frederic Remington, Alfred Kappes, Thomas Ball, C. H. Davis, W. T. Smedley, Irving R. Wiles, H. Winthrop Peirce, J. Appleton Brown, Gilbert Gaul, E. T. Billings, F. O. C. Darley, A. A. Ordway, Mercy Hussey, A. L. McPhail, J. W. Black, Mrs. Cameron, James Notman, A. Marshall, Gutekunst, and Greenleaf Whittier Pickard. Each illustration protected by captioned tissue guard.
Some staining on cloth. Tight set with bindings in overall very good, interior in near fine condition. vg. Item #30831
Vol. I) The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Narrative and Legendary Poems. 435pp.
Vol. II) The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Poems of Nature, Poems Subjective and Reminiscent, Religious Poems. 347pp.
Vol. III) The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Anti-Slavery Poems, Songs of Labor and Reform. 376pp.
Vol. IV) The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Personal Poems, The Tent on the Beach, with the Poems of Elizabeth H. Whittier, and an Appendix Containing Early and Uncollected Verses. 429pp.
Vol. V) The Prose Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Margaret Smith's Journal, Tales and Sketches. 436pp.
Vol. VI) The Prose Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Old Portraits and Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers. 437pp.
Vol. VII) The Prose Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. The Conflict with Slavery: Reform and Politics: The Inner Life, Criticism. 402pp.
Vol. VIII) Life and Letters of John Greenleaf Whittier. vi, , 402pp.
Vol. IX) Life and Letters of John Greenleaf Whittier. 403-802pp.