This delightful, Victorian poetry book is entitled ‘The Psalm of Life’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882) is generally considered to be the most popular American poet of the nineteenth century. A family man who suffered much tragedy in his personal life, Longfellow was the first of a group of writers known as the "Fireside Poets," called such for their popularity with families all over the country who gathered by the fire in the evenings to read the work of these poets aloud. Longfellow published poetry over a forty year period, and enjoyed public adulation in line with that of rock stars and celebrities today.
The book is a hard back and measures 7” (17.8cms) by 4 and 5/8” (12cms). The back shows signs of age but the front is delightful. It carries an image of Longfellow in a frame with a blue ribbon.
The interior of the book is in excellent condition with beautiful coloured illustrations. The poem itself is uplifting as we all ‘Leave footprints in the sands of time’.
It will arrive carefully protected and presented.
'A Psalm of Life' 19C Poetry Book - Longfellow