This slender volume contains the final selection of A. E. Housmann's poems published by his permission, not by his wish. His instructions, allowing them to appear, while committing other material to a less fortunate fate, were "I direct my brother, Laurence Housmann, to destroy all my prose manuscripts in whatever language, and I permit him but do not enjoin him to select from my verse manuscript writing, and to publish, any poems which appear to him to be completed and. . . Not inferior to the average of my published poems. . . . ". All poems but for one had not be previously publishe... View More...
New York, NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1991
Seller ID: 003682
Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR - This beautifully-illustrated book is for all ages (a read-aloud for the younger set) . It begins with the origin of this holy day and includes the Jewish celebration of Chanukah. Did you know that Christmas was not proclaimed a legal holiday until 1836? This book is packed with stories, poems, legends and songs with music to play and sing during these holidays. Includes one bible passage, 17 carols, one play, six informational pieces (such as a Brief History of Christmas) , nine stories and 13 poems. The corners and spine ends are lightly bumped. The illustrator sig... View More...