WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF - Snow Bound
Designs by E.H. Garrett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1892.
Originally published in 1866, "Snow-Bound" is an idyllic narrative poem filled with nostalgia and remembrance of the author's youth and New England home. Whittier, one of the fireside poets, managed to capture for some readers a snapshot of a rapidly disappearing rural past in a post-Civil War America. The poem became successful and well-known in its time.
Contemporary white hardcover with dust jacket. Signed "John G. Whittier March 15 1892" on FFE. Owner's signature and date ("Harriet Osgood Munger March 14. 1892.") and inscription ("With greeting to Mrs. Fairbairn from Mrs. Munger. New Haven, Conn. April, 1892") on half title page. Reverse of frontispiece lightly foxed. Interior pages clean except for page 17 in which somebody pressed a flower; this has left a flower-shaped mark on page 17 and facing page (reverse of a design page - see images). Blue ribbon marker detatched by all but a thread and frayed at each end. Top edges faded blue. Board edges browned.