San Francisco: 1927. Hardcover. Bryant's first and most famous poem (roughly translated "Meditation on Death"), the best internationally known American poem of the mid 19th century, elegantly presented its own marbled folder.
Folio, 4pp, 16 1/2 x 10 1/2". Text of poem printed in black Gothic type face, with title in red, within ornate green floral decorative border and gilt rules. With the title: Christmas MDCCCCXXVII, Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant now newly imprinted by John Henry Nash for William Andrews Clark, Jr. at San Francisco in the Month of October. Loosely inserted in marbled folio folder, with title in red with gilt rules at front cover label. A couple small areas on folder where marbled paper chipped away. Very good overall. Item #16147