BOOKPLATE: done April 7, 1847 by Maria Emlet in Conowago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania and distinguished by its twelve tulips centerpiece done in amaranth and dark forest green watercolors with plant gloss and its exceptional flourishing on the footpiece with intertwining ribbons like infinity symbols, punctuated by exuberant keyhole and pennant accents, and a center bow of descender spirals. EMLET: The surname is associated in the United States with the Pennsylvania Mennonites. Maria Emlet, born 1828, was the sixth child of Anna Maria Hinkle and Johan George Emlet, who were married September 14, 1813 in Hanover, Pennsylvania where a community of Mennonites lived. PAPER LABEL: in blue, gold and white with an ornamental center medallion, an advertisement for, 'Superfine Cottons, Improved Finish', neatly mounted facing the bookplate. CONDITION: Acceptable, Miss Maria written on rear blank: Pages: foxed (standard for title), heavy for half, endpapers with some stain-spots and soiling, painted leaf decoration on the second blank; a similar decoration straddles the top edge of page 15, p. 16 with gutter fold at foot intrinsic to edition, pp. 17-20 with slight gutter fold at bottom edge, pp. 25-26 with top corner crease, pp. 59-62 with top tip crease, pp. 113-115 with crease intrinsic to edition. / Boards: wear with soiling, stains and fading, corners bent in with underlayer exposed, two punctures near spine edge, gilt rules faded. / Binding: solid and reliable, front hinge cracking at foot and crown, last signature (pp. 118-144) with crack at foot. / Mounted Label: edge chip, some soiling and rubs. CALLIGRAPHY AND EMBELLISHMENT: Headpiece: sea shell spiral scrollwork, set off by a rhythm of hatching, and hatching counterpoint. / Line 1: begins with scrollwork; letters' outline in ink, bodies unfilled, p-in property shot through with a stem of wheat, the length of line underscore punctuated with arabesques and hatching. / Line 2: letters fully done in ink. / Line 3: letters' outline in ink, bodies brushed in golden yellow watercolor highlighted with dark forest green watercolor, decorated initials with brushed short stem radiants, vowels decorated with brushed pennants, their bodies with lozenges, the whole set off with ribbon and rope underscores. Above and below the 2nd and 3rd lines are tulip florals, outlines in ink, bodies brushed with watercolor with gloss and wash. / Line 4: in ink on a cupped (concave) line, symbolizing the increasing exuberance evident as the fraktur continues with heavy accenting edge strokes to initials and descenders. / Line 5: in ink, on a straight line; similar letter and number edge accents. / Footpiece (as described). PAGINATION: Complete; 144 pages with 54 poems, most from the 1830s. Titles include: "Patapsco River", "Address to Baltimore", "To the Wyalusing", "Our Madison's Dead", "Bard of Ayr" (to Robert Burns), "Whippoorwill", "Byron" (to Lord Byron), "Bolivar" (on the death of Símon Bolivar) and "Farewell" (the ending poem). FORMAT: Publisher's ribbed bistre boards sewn with peach puff endpapers, sides panel stamped with corner florals and a gilded, black line floral in the center, spine stamped with gilt letters set off by gilt rules. SIZE: 195 x 120 mm. CHARLES SORAN [1807-1857]: lived much of his life in Baltimore and worked as a journalist and politician, becoming Inspector of Customs for the Port of Baltimore ca. 1842. [Scharf] He reputedly died in Washington D.C. PATAPSCO RIVER: becomes a major tidal estuary, emptying into the Chesapeake Bay about ten miles from the Atlantic and passes through Baltimore, forming Baltimore Harbor. REFERENCE: "The Pennsylvania Germans: A Celebration of Their Arts, 1683-1850". ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. MY LISTINGS: 1) Click my name in the bookseller field. 2) Click bookseller & payment information. 3) Click my name again. Now, my exclusive listings can be searched by catalog, keyword, etc. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Patapsco and Other Poems ***** with a ...
Editorial: Fielding Lucas, Jr., Baltimore, printed by Woods and Crane, the preferred second edition, considerably enlarged from the first
Año de publicación: 1842
Condición del libro: Fair
Edición: 2nd Edition
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