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The Poetry Of Childhood by  Samuel   Edited By Carr - First  Edition - 1981 - from Gilt Edge Books (SKU: A2137)

The Poetry Of Childhood

The Poetry Of Childhood by  Samuel   Edited By Carr - First  Edition - 1981 - from Gilt Edge Books (SKU: A2137)

The Poetry Of Childhood

by Carr, Samuel Edited By

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ISBN 13
9780713434453
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London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1981. Some of the best poems about childhood, Samuel Carr believes, have been by writers who were themselves childless, and he cites the verses of William Blake, Charles and Mary Lamb, William Cowper, Thomas Gray, R.L. Stevenson and Christina Rossetti as cases in point. These poets are all here represented, but so too are many others by writers who knew children from a parent's point of view, not least Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth. Twentieth century poets, American and British, are also represented, among them John Betjeman, Frances Cornford, Phyllis Grinley, Anthony Thwaite, Randall Jarrell, John Wain and R.S. Thomas. As a complement to the poems there is a selection of paintings, drawings and prints by, for example, Rembrandt, Berthe Morisot, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Constable, Thomas Bewick, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, etc, etc. The collection is thus a double anthology in which poems and pictures mutually illuminate one another. Four colour plates....30 b/w illustrations. The frontispiece is a wonderful silhouette by August Edouart (1789-1828) titled "The Artist's Children." The endpapers make up two-page spreads from reproduced paintings by Thomas Webster (1800-1866) titled 'The Smile' (front endpapers), 'The Frown' (rear endpapers) The beautiful jacket illustration is a reproduction of the 'Artist's Daughters' by Gainsborough. A clean, bright book in a price-clipped bright dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Gilt Edge Books CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
A2137
Title
The Poetry Of Childhood
Author
Carr, Samuel Edited By
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0713434457
ISBN 13
9780713434453
Publisher
B.T. Batsford Ltd.
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1981
Keywords
Art Poetry Poems
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