HESPERUS, and Other Poems and Lyrics. by SANGSTER, Charles

HESPERUS, and Other Poems and Lyrics.

Edition: First Edition

Montreal & Kingston: Lovell / John Creighton, 1860. Octavo, variant in ripple grain brown cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. [2], (viii), (9)-186, [2, blank] pp + (4) pp of quotes from the press for his previous book + blank leaf. Some light spots and cloth bubbling to the covers, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Charles Sangster (1822-93) was one of the more important pre-Confederation poets, and he had the unofficial reputation in his day as the poet laureate of Canada. This second of his two poetry collections contains one of his better poems, "Brock", which was commissioned for the dedication to the monument to General Brock at Queenston Heights in 1859. TPL 8849, copy 2 (copy 1 in ripple cloth). Watter p. 174. Sabin 76518.

Book ID: 37201
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