Title: Told in the Garden
Author: Agnes Helen Lockhart
Description: Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and a red, white and gilt heart emblem. Gilt top edge. Board edges rubbed. This rare volume has some condition issues. Ffep is missing. Book plate attached to front paste-down featuring an Elbert Hubbard "Fra Elbertus" quote. Items (now gone) were taped onto four pages plus the frontispiece leaving old scotch tape residue. Six poems have the names of regions written over them (Africa, Central America, etc.). One leaf (pp. 95/96) is missing its upper corner. Frontispiece portrait of author (with "South America" written over it). iii, 119 pp. 7.75 x 5.5 inches.
Two copies noted on OCLC. The second book of poetry by the Canadian born poet and songwriter Agnes Helen Lockhart (c.1873-1942). Lockhart was born in Nova Scotia and her family moved to the Boston area in the 1880's. In 1903 she married and moved to Seattle. Her uncle was the Acadian poet Rev. Arthur John Lockhart, aka Pastor Felix. She was also very close friends with the American composer Amy Beach, the first American woman to compose and publish a symphony. Two of the poems in Told in the Garden were set to music by Beach in her Opus 57 "3 Works for female chorus" (Boston, 1904). Lockhart also wrote lyrics for composers Reginald De Koven, James P. Dunn and Kate Gilmore Black. She was the Seattle editor for "Musical West and Northwest Musician" during the mid-1920's.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: [self published]
Keywords: female poets, Canadian poets, women poets, Nova Scotia, poetry, Seattle poet,
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