Sunday, December 9, 2012

Silver Spray ca 1890's

This is a lovely little book book of poetry entitled Silver Spray and Illustrated by Benjamin D. Sigmund, a prominent artist of the 19th century.  Sigmund was known for his gardens, animals, landscapes and waterways.

It was designed in England by Hildesheimer & Faulkner, London E.C. and Printed in Germany.  The Name Geo. C. Whitney, New York also appears on the envelope.  Perhaps he was the distributor in the United States?

The featured poets are Shelley, Byron, Moore and Tennyson.
It belonged to Fannie Moran.  Perhaps a gift from a suitor?

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