My Symphony

By: Channing, William Henry

Price: $49.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


A beautiful example of a Victorian Era Gift Book. This inspirational poem is the best-known work of the author and contained in many anthologies. ------------ Imitation patterned leather binding which is padded, silk endpages. Title decoration in gilt, partially faded. 8 inches by 4 inches. 12 gilt edged pages. each with a stanza and color chromolithograph illustration. Light handling wear, interior unflawed. Gift inscription. ---------- The company made gift books and illustrated children's books during the late 19th and early 20th century. There are no copies available at the time of this listing and no copies found in the OCLC. --------- William Ellery Channing (1818 - 1901) was born in Boston, attended Harvard, and was part of Concord, Massachusetts' well-known group of Transcendentalists that included Ralph Waldo Emerson and Bronson Alcott. Nephew of the famous Unitarian pastor for whom he was named, William's tendency to wander the countryside and drift from one job to another did not always sit well with friends and family members, who thought him brilliant but irresponsible. -------- He was a close friend of Henry David Thoreau, and possibly a key inspiration for Thoreau's hut-in-the-woods experiment, having lived himself in isolation for some months in a log hut. William's writing included poetry, articles, criticism, and a biography of Thoreau. --------- Channing took active part in the early years of the woman's rights movement. He signed the call for and attended the first National Woman's Rights Convention in 1850, where he was appointed to the National Women's Rights Central Committee. As minister of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester in 1852, he influenced Susan B. Anthony, a member of his congregation who was a young schoolteacher on the threshold of her career as a women's rights activist.

Title: My Symphony

Author Name: Channing, William Henry

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Buffalo, New York, The Hayes Lithographing Co.: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011983