Title The Original Poems and Others. (Illustrated by F.D.Bedford).
Publisher London: Wells, Gardner and Darton & Co., nd (c.1905).
Seller ID 44404
Edited by E.V.Lucas. Top edge gilt. Pp.xl/411, *colour illustrated title page and frontispiece by F.D.Bedford + many further black & white illustrations throughout, small bookseller's label (A.Brooker, Hastings) to inside front board, gift message to inner front endpaper, light spotting to endpapers and a few other minor spots. Blue illustrated cloth a little dulled with gilt title to front and similarly to spine, rubbing to top and tail of spine. G+., ** "Jane Taylor (1783 – 1824) was an English poet and novelist. She wrote the words to the song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", which is known worldwide, but its authorship generally forgotten. The sisters and their authorship of various works have often been confused, in part because their early works were published together. Ann Taylor's son, Josiah Gilbert, wrote in her biography, "Two little poems–'My Mother,' and 'Twinkle, twinkle, little Star,' are perhaps, more frequently quoted than any; the first, a lyric of life, was by Ann, the second, of nature, by Jane; and they illustrate this difference between the sisters." ...Ann Taylor (1782 – 1866) was an English poet and literary critic. In her youth she was a writer of verse for children, for which she achieved long-lasting popularity. In the years immediately preceding her marriage, she became an astringent literary critic of growing reputation. She is, however, best remembered as the elder sister and collaborator of Jane Taylor." (wiki).