London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1883.
Fourth Edition. Hardcover. "Gold upon the hill-side, heaving like the seas, For the corn is yellow-ripe waving in the breeze, And in orchards apples red are weighing down the trees..." With warm boots on your feet, a hot coffee in your hand, and this stunning tribute to the seasons under your arm, you'll be primed to enjoy all the gifts this season in life has to offer! The Changing Year, published in 1883, is lavishly decorated on each and every page with poems and illustrations celebrating life and nature through the particular glories of each of the four seasons. Poets include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Francis Waller, Julia Goddard, Fanny Forrester, William Wordsworth, and many more. Illustrators include William Henry James Boot, Frank Dadd, Mary Ellen Edwards, Mary Lightbody Gow, Edmund Blair Leighton, William Lionel Wyllie, and many others.
10 1/2" X 7 3/4". 192pp. Bound in full golden brown cloth over boards, with stylized title in gilt and sparrows, tree, windmill, landscape, and moth in dark brown to upper board and spine. Moderate wear to binding, with corners bumped and turned in, two neat tears to top edge of rear board, small tears to head and tail of spine, and light soiling to cloth. All edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Hint of spine visible at center pages. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Good +. Item #9682