Sonnets and Canzonets by Amos Bronson Alcott
Published in 1882 by Roberts Brothers, Boston
Bound in the publisher's original mustard-colored cloth with gold and black inlay, this is a handsome first edition copy of Bronson Alcott's "Sonnets and Canzonets".
The book begins with a introductury letter by Franklin Benjamin Sanborne, followed by an essay by Bronson, and then Bronson's Sonnets and Canzonets.
Overall good antiquarian condition.
External cloth cover is in Very Good bright and clean condition. One small round stain noted in bottom left of front cover (see photos). Some light, normal age-related rubbing and wear to top and bottom of spine. Spine gilt lettering is very good and clearly readable.
Binding is tight with some cosmetic cracking and exposing of the hinges.
Internal pages are clean and bright; some sections remain uncut.
Small chip to front endpaper (see photo).
Previous owner's name is penciled inside, and a few pencil notes on the endpaper.
Otherwise appears unmarked.
Book comes in a protective clear mylar sleeve.
This is a lovely copy for an Alcott collector.