Hardcover Book, Poetry, Louis Untermeyer, Literature, American and English Poetry, Poetry Collections, First Edition
A wonderful collection of American and British poetry called Poetry Its Appreciation and Enjoyment by Louis Untermeyer & Carter Davidson. This is a 1934 First Edition.
Louis Untermeyer (1885 – 1977) was an American poet, anthologist, critic, and editor. He was the author or editor of close to 100 books, from 1911 until his death. Many of them and his other memorabilia are preserved in a special section of the Lilly Library at Indiana University. Schools used his Modern American and British poetry books widely, and they often are used to introduced college students to poetry. He, along with Bryna Ivens Untermeyer, created a number of books for young people, under the Golden Treasury of Children's Literature. Untermeyer also rounded up contributors for a Modern Masters for Children series published by Crowell-Collier Press in the 1960s—the books were designed to have a vocabulary of 800 words and contributors included Robert Graves, Phylis McGinley, and Shirley Jackson. He lectured on literature for many years, both in the US and other countries. In 1956 the Poetry Society of America awarded Untermeyer a Gold Medal. He also served as the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1961 till 1963.
9¼ x 6½ inches
Published by Harcourt, Brace, and Company -- 1934 -- First Edition
This book is in Very Good condition. The pages are clean and bright. There are no markings on any of the pages. The pages are slightly foxed (yellow) with age which is normal for a book of this age (88 years old). The binding is tight with no loose pages. There is sun fading on the spine.
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