Lanier, Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]
Lanier, Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]
Lanier, Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]
Lanier, Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]
Lanier, Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]
Lanier, Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]
Lanier, Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]

Lanier, Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]

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Lanier, Sidney; Callaway, Morgan, Jr. Select Poems of Sidney Lanier [signed]; Edited, with an Introduction, Notes, and Bibliography, by Morgan Callaway, Jr., Ph.D. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. First Edition. [5700]

Maroon publisher's cloth, spine faded, small nick to headband, 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Inscription by Callaway on the ffep (see below), John S. Mayfield's red was stamp on ffep, newspaper article by Alfred Allen about Lanier's boyhood pasted to four of the blank pages at front. Frontispiece portrait of Lanier, lv., 97 clean pp., pencil inscription by Mayfield on ffep (see below). Very good. Hardcover.

Morgan Callaway Jr., the editor of the book and author of the 55 pp. sketch of Lanier's life included here, writes on the ffep: "The artist's market is the heart of man; The artists' price, some little good of many Lines. From the artist in verse, Sidney Lanier, For the artist in speech, Dewitt Miller. Chosen by Morgan Callaway, Jr., Editor. Austin, Texas, April 11, 1895."

Mayfield's inscription reads, "Tonight I was preparing a letter to Prof. Callaway to ask him to inscribe this copy for me - when my Mother - who is visiting us from Texas - said out of a clear sky - 'You know, Morgan Callaway died last year.' Washington DC, 26 April 1936."

Sidney Clopton Lanier (1842-1881), b. Macon, GA; d. Lynn, NC. Lanier was an "American musician and poet whose verse often suggests the rhythms and thematic development of music. Lanier was reared by devoutly religious parents in the traditions of the Old South." - Encyclopedia Britannica. He served in the Confederate Signal Corps, was captured and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland wherein he contracted tuberculosis, the disease which shortened his life. His poetry is noted for its use of dialect, reflecting the "cracker" and "negro" dialects of his day. He was a member of the faculty of Johns Hopkins University appointed in 1879, specializing in the works of the English novelists and poets.