First Symphony: A Sonnet Sequence

By: Pulsifer, Harold Trowbridge

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Book Condition: Very Good

First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('Dear Julian Street -- I send you this in gratitude - duly acknowledged on page 95 for your friendly interest in my effort to crowd a full course dinner into a sonnet -- A college boy read it last night and exclaimed God, that makes me hungry! -- Harold T Pulsifer'). The referenced page is marked with pencil in the margin, next to the text reading I am indebted to Julian Street's 'Where Paris Dines' and to his friendly personal suggestions for help in constructing this sonnet. This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr., but the inscription is clearly to his father, who published Where Paris Dines in 1929. Pages lightly toned, jacket toned, jacket edges rubbed with a couple small tears. 1935 Hard Cover. 101, [3] pp. 8vo. A sequence of eighty-one sonnets divided into nine books of nine sonnets each. Six of the books illustrated the major passions of life. The author has named this sequence 'First Symphony' because 'it deals with the first symphony of all - the symphony of life.' With its deep, underlying thought, its sober philosophy, its quiet, mature dignity, and its intensity of feeling, the book strikes a welcome note in modern poetry. Pulsifer was a Harvard graduate, editor of The Outlook (New York), and a friend of president Theodore Roosevelt.

Title: First Symphony: A Sonnet Sequence

Author: Pulsifer, Harold Trowbridge

Categories: Poetry, Association Copies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1935

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276397