Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, duodecimo size, 192 pp. Near fine. Item #20082938
Joaquin [Cincinnatus Hiner] Miller (1839-1913), sometimes called "the poet of the Sierras", was part of the circle of renowned San Francisco poets and authors which included Jack London, Bret Harte, Edwin Markham, and Ina Coolbrith.
These poems doubtless sprang from Miller's travels in Italy; while there, he became part of the literary circle hosted by Anne Hampton Brewster, and which included Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to whom Miller dedicated this volume of poems.
___DESCRIPTION: Full terra-cotta cloth over boards, gilt vignette of one of the winged lions associated with the city of Venice, his forepaws holding open a book upon a pillar, top edge gilt, green coated endpapers, publisher's device on title page; duodecimo size (7" by 5"), pagination: [1-7] 8-186 [6 pp. publisher's ads].
___CONDITION: Near fine and could almost be deemed fine, with clean boards, straight corners with minimal rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some bumping with light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and light, even toning to the pages, else fine.
___CITATION: BAL no. 13773, which lists first printing copies in green, purple, and terra-cotta; online American Dictionary of National Biography.
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