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Illustrated antique poetry book, Poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. 1909. Colour illustrated endpapers. In very good condition. Gorgeous gift.

Illustrated antique poetry book, Poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. 1909. Colour illustrated endpapers. In very good condition. Gorgeous gift.

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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: cloth, paper, ink, illustrations
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Rare and unusual book.
Smaller than pocket sized, slim volume. Pictorial soft bindings. Unusual and rare edition. The binding on this edition is very unusual and I can't find any other copies for sale online.
This gorgeous little book was published by Nimmo, Hay and Mitchell, Edinburgh, 1909. It contains a selection from the poetry of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, whose most famous legacy is the poem 'Solitude', with its famous opening lines, 'Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone.' This is a small greeny blue volume with a colour illustration of a woman with a fan, and beautiful colored endpapers. Owner's dedication with quotation from Shakespeare to flyleaf from 1910. In very good condition, an unusual book in unusual binding. Rare.


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