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Author Name    Spollon, John

Title   The Whaleman and Other Sea-Songs

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Near Fine

Size   8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall

Publisher   New Bedford, MA George A. Hough Publisher 1913

ISBN Number    B00EV2R1SC

Seller ID   98502

Scarce. Pamphlet, large grey cover with black writing, staplebound. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Unmarked. 30 pages. Contents: Photo of Spollon, Intro, photo of the statue, The Whaleman, and 13 other poems. Published as a souvenir for the 1913 unveiling of the statue of the Whaleman on the grounds of the Free Public Library to the City of New Bedford, on June 20, 1913. Illustrates the power of poetry. In 1903 Spollon published the poem 'The Whaleman' in the Boston magazine 'Fiber and Fabric', first suggesting the Whaleman statue: 'Yet I heartily wish his old shape could be seen, In marble or bronze, mounted here on the green...For in this town he'll soon be a stranger.' Though a popular idea, the city of New Bedford had other priorities for its expenditures. In 1913 private citizen William W. Crapo commissioned and donated the statue to New Bedford.

Poetry::1900-1974

Price = 134.35 USD


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