Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Copeland and Day
Date Published: 1897
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. 7.5 x 4.75 inches. (10),-76pp, (3 blank). Original pale blue cloth with gilt trim and gilt symbol of stylised flower on front and back cover which are soiled and gilt fading more so on spine. Moderate shelf-wear: spine rubbed, marginal spotting to boards; pages with age-toning, and uncut (untrimmed). Internally very good condition. Overall good condition. Dedicated to Louise Imogen Guiney
Inscribed by Charles G.D. Roberts "Margarita E. Stephens from Charles G.D. Roberts Xmas 1897"
Hannah Parker Kimball (1861-1921) Born in Boston, Parker Kimball published three volumes of poetry before the turn of the century: The Cup of Life(1892), Soul and Sense (1896), and Victory, and Other Poems (1897). Hannah Parker Kimball was a poet and active supporter of the Women’s Trade Union League and various other progressive causes in Boston. Her sister, Mary Morton (Kimball) Kehew, the wife of William Browne Kehew, was the first president of the Women’s Trade Union League, formed in 1903. Hannah Kimball had lived with the Kehews at 317 Beacon and then at 29 Chestnut. Hannah Kimball also headed the Psychic Research Library, which she located at 25 Marlborough after she acquired it. Hannah Kimball died in August of 1921.
Known as the Father of Canadian Poetry, Charles G.D. Roberts was a poet and prose writer who inspired creativity in other poets of his generation, among them Bliss Carman (his cousin), Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott. Together, these four poets became known as the "Confederation" poets.