In a Fair Country: Essays from Out-Door …, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1890, VG

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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, and Irene E. Jerome (Illustrator). In a Fair Country: Essays from "Out-Door Papers" (Boston; New York: Lee and Shepard; Charles T. Dillingham, 1890).
English, First Illustrated Edition, Very Good, HC, oblong 4to, 9 1/2" x  13 1/4," 99 pp. + plates.

Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. Covers and spine have a gilt sheen. All edges gilt. Covers have slight bumping to head and tail of spine, mild wear to extremities, and a few faint spots, else clean and intact. Binding is slightly shaken but still strong and holding. Pages have light age toning and occasional small smudges, else pristine and intact. Replete with full-page black-and-white plates of natural subjects and scenery. Beautiful collection of essays from Thomas Wentworth Higginson's Outdoor Papers, first published in 1863. The essays are Higginson's ruminations upon natural subjects. The essays are "April Days," "My Out-Door Study," "Water-Lilies," "The Life of Birds," "The Procession of the Flowers," and "Snow." Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911) was an American author, Unitarian minister, abolitionist, and Union soldier. Features illustrations by Irene E. Jerome.