Title …Proverbial Philosophy In Four Series Now First Complete Including the Fiftieth Edition of the Two Series.
Publisher London: E. Moxon, Son, & CO., [n.d. circa. 1875]
Seller ID 005593
Inscribed by Author on Half-Title page. A scarce Presentation copy. Red decorated cloth boards. All edges gilt. Bindings firm. Moderate handling wear. A bookseller’s small notes on verso of front free endpage. 7 inches tall. 456 pages with index plus publisher’s adverts.
A collection of Martin F. Tupper's most well-known selection of poetry. With a frontispiece of the author. In 1837 appeared the first series of Proverbial Philosophy, long series of didactic moralizing. Tupper had been encouraged to publish them by Henry Stebbing.
A typical example is: Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
His work met at first with moderate success in Britain, while in the United States it was almost a total failure. However, within thirty years it had passed through forty large editions in Britain, while nearly a million copies were sold in the United States. Proverbial Philosophy contained apt and striking expressions and appealed to a large section of the public. [wiki]