Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters. With a Foreword by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt and an Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram. William Stanley Braithwaite.
Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters. With a Foreword by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt and an Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram
Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters. With a Foreword by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt and an Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram
Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters. With a Foreword by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt and an Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram
Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters. With a Foreword by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt and an Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram
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Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters. With a Foreword by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt and an Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram.

Boston: Printed by Fred Anthoensen of The Southworth Press for Bruce Humphries, 1931.

First edition, no. 4 of 25 copies on vellum, signed by Braithwaite, Blunt and Cram on the limitation page. The St. Agnes Edition. With hand-colored etched frontispiece portrait of the book's dedicatee, the wife of Boston Mayor James M. Curley. xxx, 213, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 25 Copies on Vellum. Resplendently bound in full dark blue morocco, with elaborate gilt tooling on upper and lower covers showing a stylized cross surrounded with floral embellishments, gilt-paneled spine, inner dentelles, moire silk doublures, t.e.g., by the Harcourt Bindery, Boston. Light rubbing to spine, blank vellum flyleaf loose. Anthoensen, Types and Bookmaking: Bibliographical Catalogue, no. 127. Item #310629

Braithwaite, a black pioneer in literary criticism, was a reviewer for the Boston Transcript and editor of the annual Anthology of Magazine Verse, as well as this and other anthologies. He was instrumental in bringing to public notice such writers as Edwin Arlington Robinson, Robert Frost, Vachel Lindsay, Edgar Lee Masters, Carl Sandburg, and Amy Lowell A very special volume indeed, superbly printed on vellum, and lavishly bound. Bound in, on vellum leaves, are the first fourteen lines of Blunt's forward in his holograph, signed, Cram's holograph 19-line summary of his introduction, signed, and two holograph poems included in this anthology written out by their respective authors. A work of faith and devotion, and a gem of beautiful bookmaking.

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