Songs and Satires. Signed Presentation copy to Charles G.D. Roberts


ROCHE, James Jeffrey. Songs and Satires. Boston : Ticknor and Company, 1887. Pp [i]-viii,[9]-[103],(1), frontis + 1 plate. 8vo, illustrated blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.James Jeffrey Roche (1847, Mountmellick, Queen's County, Ireland – 1908, B erne, Switzerland) was an Irish-American poet, journalist and diplomat. Roche was taken to the United States as a young child, and grew up in Prince Edward Island. In 1883 he joined the staff of the Boston Pilot as an assistant editor under John Boyle O'Reilly, and later became editor of the newspaper. At the end of his life he was the American Consul in Switzerland. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943) was a Canadian poet and prose writer. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan CampbellScott were known as the "Confederation poets".Roberts was born in Douglas, New Brunswick in 1860, and between the ages of 8 months and 14 years, was raised near the Tantramar Marshes at Sackville. In 1879, he earned a BA from the University of New Brunswick and, in the following year, published hisfirst book of poems. From 1879 to 1895, Roberts worked as a teacher in Cha tham and Frederiction, New Brunswick, as editor of the literary magazine, the Week, and as a professor at the University of King's College, located inWindsor, Nova Scotia. In 1893, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Societ y of Canada. In 1897, he moved to New York City, where he turned to fiction, especially stories about animals. He also wrote descriptive text for guide books, such as Picturesque Canada and The Land of Evangeline and GatewaysThither for Nova Scotia's Dominion Atlantic Railway. In 1907, he moved to Paris, later moving to London. Roberts served with the British Army during World War I, then later joined the Canadian War Records Office in London. Charles G. D Roberts was elected to the United States National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1898. In 1925, Roberts returned to Canada, moving to Toronto and began writing poetry again. For his contributions to literature, he was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's first Lorne Pierce Medal in 1926 and was knighted (KCMG) in 1935. Spine darkened, rubbed, wear to spine ends and corners bumped, name, else very good. Inscribed by the author - “ToCharles G.D. Roberts, with the sincere [?] regards of the author. Boston M ass 1886 [or 1887 ?].” 300.00

Title: Songs and Satires. Signed Presentation copy to Charles G.D. Roberts

Author Name: ROCHE, James Jeffrey ROBERTS, Charles George Douglas ROBERTS, Charles G.D.

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Publisher: Ticknor and Company, Boston , 1887,:

Seller ID: 82132

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