LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. with Signed 3 page letter dated 18 May 1897.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1893.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. Carman, Bliss. LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. New York: Webster, 1893.First Edition of poet Bliss Carman's first authorized book and his most celebrated collection of verse. Small 8vo. 120 pp. An essentially near fine mildly faded example in the publisher's delicate plum cloth, gilt titles to the spine with three page letter to THE INDEPENDENT Magazine pasted in - Dated 18 May 1897.
"The Independent 13 Old Fulton Street New York 18 May 1897
Dear Sir: Your very kind and courteous invitation to the annual banquet of the …literary magazine on the 21st only reached me this morning as it was forwarded to my Washington address and there was sent back here before it reach me. This would explain the tardiness of my reply. I regret … I am forced to deny myself the pleasure of being with you in this interesting occasion of your dinner. And to the displeasure of declining your very complementary invitation, you must let me add that I am much gratified by the … offer …I am so very unworthy. With constant best wishes for your magazine’s success, believe me dear Sir, My sincerely yours Bliss Carman"
The Independent Magazine was published weekly in New York City, between 1848 and 1928, supporting abolitionism and women's suffrage.
Exceptional copy. Bliss Carman FRSC [April 15, 1861 June 8, 1929] Preeminent Canadian poet, born William Bliss Carman, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother's surname. Arguably Canada's best known poet, dubbed by some the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." He later moved to New York & was influential as both an editor & writer for Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap Book and other journals. Recognized for his anthology & editing of the 10 volume work, The World's Best Poetry, 1904 & The Oxford book of American verse. In 1928 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 - November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet & prose writer. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets"
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