Geraldine, Athenia of Damascus, and Miscellaneous Poems by Rufus Dawes. Rufus Dawes.
Geraldine, Athenia of Damascus, and Miscellaneous Poems by Rufus Dawes
Geraldine, Athenia of Damascus, and Miscellaneous Poems by Rufus Dawes

Geraldine, Athenia of Damascus, and Miscellaneous Poems by Rufus Dawes

New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. Hardcover. "Sold by Collins, Keese & Co. Pearl-Street, and Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Philadelphia." [5], 16-343, [1], 10 p., engraved frontispiece and added engraved title page; 19 cm. Dark green ribbon-grain cloth with gilt-stamped spine title: Library of American Poets. Gilt-stamped decoration on spine and both boards. Yellow endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of the author signed: John Cranch pinxt, and J.F.E. Prudhomme sc. Added engraved title page with title: Poems by Rufus Dawes. The title vignette was drawn and engraved by the same artists. The volume is dedicated to the artist John Cranch (his brother-in-law). Final 10 pages contain publisher's catalog. Embossed circular stamp on front fixed endpaper of binder: Elles & Middlebrook, New York. This volume was the first in the publisher's series Library of American Poets. Rufus Dawes (1803-1859) was an American poet; he studied law with Judge William Cranch, whose daughter Bertha he later married. In Good Condition: cloth is soiled and rubbed; cloth over front joint is splitting; endpapers are discolored; front hinge weak; foxing throughout; otherwise, clean. Good. Item #005115

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