Paris: Brentano's | 37 Avenue De L'Opera, 1895. 12pp. Stitched in original printed title wrappers. Vertical fold, lightly dusted and worn. Good+. Inscribed on the inner front wrapper: "To the Honble John Russell Young with the compliments of his old friend Theodore Tilton. Paris 73 Ave Kleber, April 21, 1895." Young was a diplomat and journalist.
Tilton, the well-known journalist and reformer, tirelessly lobbied for the rights of African-Americans and women. He founded "The Golden Age," "a serious attempt at a weekly journal devoted to the free discussion of all living questions of church, state, society, art, literature and moral reform" [Lomazow 796, omitting internal quotation marks]. After the unpleasant domestic scandal involving Reverend Beecher, Tilton moved to Paris, where he remained for the rest of his life.
His Sonnets are preceded by a brief biography of Douglass, under the heading, "A Career Unique."
Not in LCP, Work, Blockson. Item #37496