Title: Rising Village and Other Poems First Edition.
Seller ID: 62767
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Rising Village and Other Poems. Saint John : "Published for the Author by John M'Milan", 1834. First Edition.. Printed by HenryChubb, Market-square. Pp (8),[vii]-x,(2),-144. 12mo, rebound in full c alf, raised bands, gold and blind tooled, a.e.g. TPL 1834, Lande 1798, Watters p.77, For more on Goldsmith (b. St.Andrews, New Brunswick 1787, d. Liverpool, England 1861) see DCB IX:322-323 and The Autobiography of Oliver Goldsmith, edited by Rev. Wilfred E. Myatt (Ryerson, 1943). He lived and worked in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Hong Kong, as well as his native New Brunswick. "Widely regarded as Canada's first-native born poet to write in English" - DCB. Goldsmith was in Newfoundland from November 1848 to June 1853. Before departing he had attained the rank of Deputy Commissary General. See The Autobiography, pp.16-17 for this and for his Newfoundland Masonic connection. Also ENL II:402 and Kenneth C. Skuce's Freemasonry in Newfoundland : An Historical Record Prepared to Mark the Centenary of St.John's Lodge,1948, p.46. Fine. 1,800.00