Title Poems by Gertrude Alger
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition 1st Edition.
Size 12mo 6.75 - 7.75'' tall
Publisher Boston, MA Beacon Press 1890
Inscription Signed by Author's niece on blank page with Pre
Seller ID 92245
Signed by Author's niece on blank page with Presentation notation. Scarce. 1st Printing. Nice Firm Clean copy ! 100 pages. Miss Gertrude Alger was a very young poet of merit, who produced graceful and finished poems. Born in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts on May 19, 1868, she died October 25, 1889, at the age of twenty-one. These poems were arranged by her mother. This memorial volume is Gertrude's only published work. Poems are presented by year of composition 1882-1888. One or two of her poems found their place in late nineteenth century collections of contemporaneous poetry. 1885 poem titled 'Summer Rain': Spirits of the summer shower,/ Tiptoeing from flower to flower,/ Here and there, and everywhere,/ tripping! tripping!/ In between the petals fair/ Of the blossoms, slipping, slipping!/ Dancing over/ Rosy beds of nodding clover!/ And I hear - or is it fancy?/ All the garden flowers dipping,/ Swaying, tipping;/ Every rose and purple pansy/ Curtsying, now here, now there,/ Light as air;/ Bending low its pretty head/ 'Neath the shower-spirits' tread.
Signed Poetry::Before 1900