- Wood, Charles B., III
History, Technology, and Art of the Book in the 19th Century; Catalogue 93
Charles B. Wood, III, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997, Wraps, , , Very Good
86 pp. 210 items. Small chips at top and bottom of spine, probably from folding machine. A small smudge on front wraps, else fine. Illustrated with 16 pages of hors-text black and white plates. Fascinating detailed descriptions.
The American Language Reprint (ALR) series aims to compile the various word-lists, vocabularies and phrase books which were collected in the early years of North American settlement. The series begins with the languages and dialects of the Eastern Woodlands, with a primary emphasis on the Eastern Algonquian and Iroquoian families. We hope to progressively extend the geographical scope of the project to form a comprehensive linguistic record of native North America prior to the advent of modern linguistics.
The Vale of Spirits
In deep green woods there lies a fairy glade, Shut in by tawny hemlocks wild and tall; Its floor is made with richest moss, and all Its round is steeped in most delicious shade. It is a spot for listening silence made. Few sounds awake it save the wild bird’s call, And winds that murmur round its forest wall, like instruments at airy distance played. ’Tis there a still and stolen guest I lie, And listen to the weird wood-spirits singing: I hear their bell-like voices floating nigh, From arches green and dewy dingles springing; They pass in elfin song and laughter by— I hear their clear ha! ha! In deep dells ringing.O. C. Auringer (Obadiah Cyrus Auringer), [1849-1937]