Dorothy Sloan -- Books


A.2.1. Manuscript of Edwin Markham

MARKHAM, Edwin. Manuscript of Edwin Markham [typewritten title-page]. N.p., [ca. 1921]. Autograph poem ("John Burroughs") signed by Markham (1 p., 8vo, on stationery of the Union League, Chicago), 4 etchings, 3 signed by Wall. Brown and green inks. 28.5 x 21 cm. (11-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches), wove paper, tissue guards. Original hand-bound black cloth over grey paper-covered boards, gilt title on spine.

     A unique memento gathered and bound by Wall, with the autograph manuscript of Markham's poem in tribute of John Burroughs, a large etched portrait of Markham, the etched text of Miles M. Dawson's tribute to Markham, a large etched portrait of John Borroughs with Markham's tribute etched below, and Wall's etched printer's illustrated device. Wall has added a typewritten title-page and a typewritten explanatory leaf ("Note by B.W."). 70000028

Plate list:

EDWIN MARKHAM | Wall 1921 [bust portrait]. Brown. Signed. 18.5 x 12.5 cm.

EDWIN MARKHAM Edwin Markham, "the good grey poet" of our time...Miles M. Dawson [text with Dawson's facsimile signature]. Green. Signed. 18.5 x 12.5 cm.

JOHN BURROUGHS Passed upward on the brink of April, 1921...EDWIN MARKHAM | Wall 1921 [bust portrait with text]. Brown. Signed. 17.5 x 10 cm.

BERNHARDT WALL ETCHER OF BOOKS [printer's illustrated device]. Green. 8 x 5.5 cm.


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