Reveries of a Bachelor or A Book of the Heart 1891
REVERIES OF A BACHELOR or A BOOK OF THE HEART. By "Ik Marvel" (Donald G.
Mitchell), Percy Moran (Illustrator),
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1891.
Vintage from the 1890s
In the text, the author theorizes on boyhood, country lifestyle, marriage, ease of travel, and dreaming. "Ik Marvel" was the pen name of Donald Grant Mitchell.
Sentimental essays, examining the "dreamlike lives" Americans were living at the time (1840s). Many readers have commented on the particular emotions that Mitchell’s writing was able to draw out, and this quality makes it a worthwhile read. A favorite book of poet, Emily Dickinson. The author was a member of Skull and Bones at Yale, class of 1841.
Hardcover. Green cover with gilt title. Slightly shaken binding with clean pages and a couple pencil marks. General cover fading & few stains and lightly rubbed edges. Surface creases to inside cover with pencil notes at rear endpapers. About 7-1/4 x 5 with 286 pp.