PUBLISHER : Fields, Osgood & Co., Boston, October 1868-December 1870

ABOUT :
Created from Ticknor & Fields; dissolved to James R. Osgood & Company. Owned Atlantic Monthly. (DLB 49). Crowell did much of the firm's binding (Tebbel).

LUCILE’s ISSUED BY Fields, Osgood & Co.:
Fields, Osgood & Co., so far as is known, published no editions of Meredith's Works.

Blue & Gold Edition. 32mo, 90x145mm, 352p. Verso titlepage: Author's Edition / Cambridge: Welch, Bigelow, and Company, Printers to the University. Page 352: Stereotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co. Blue cloth stamped blind, gold title and cartouche on spine. All copies examined have all edges gilt, brown glazed endsheets, and "FIELDS, OSGOOD & CO." at foot of spine.

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1869. 20th printing: 2030 copies April 14; 21st printing: 1010 copies August 18.
----. S&EH: 3 copies, cloth of one notably darker than others; Duke; University of Virginia.
----. Half calf finished with marbled paper. Bowdoin College.

Cabinet Edition. 16mo, 105x170mm, 352p. Verso titlepage: Author's Edition; Cambridge: Welch, Bigelow, and Company, Printers to the University. Page 352: Stereotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co. Spine: "OWEN MEREDITH'S / POEMS" with "LUCILE" near center, "TICKNOR & CO." at foot. Gold ovals-at-right-angles title stamp with "1866" on top board, repeated blind on lower board. Top edge gilt. Brown glazed endsheets.

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1868. 7th printing: 1260 copies November 13 [with 1969 title page date?].
1869. 8th printing: 1018 copies August 30.
----. Green cloth. S&EH: inscribed Sept 12/69, released by Oberlin; University of Texas HRHRC; Texas College NL 0594583; Harvard NL 0594585; Library of Virginia: early owner has written on final leaf: "Life is short, life is earnest / And the grave is not the goal / Dust thou art, to dust returneth /[Thou] not spoken of the soul."
----. Half calf. S&EH.

Diamond Edition. 100x145mm, 251p. Verso of titlepage: University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge. p251: Electrotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co. On board: DIAMOND EDITION inside an embellished cartouche. Blind border rules. Spine gilt. "Fields, Osgood & Co." at foot of spine.

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1869. Publisher's record of 3000 copies April 7; 2044 copies May 10; and 5028 copies October [with 1870 title page?].
----. Green cloth. S&EH; NYPL NL 0594584; University of Texas HRHRC; University of North Carolina: inscribed Christmas 1870
----. Purple cloth. University of North Carolina: inscribed 1869.
----. Full goatskin, blind stamped. S&EH.
1870. Purple cloth. S&EH; University of North Carolina: J.R. Osgood monogram replaces "Fields, Osgood & Co." at foot of spine.
----. BAP: rebound copy released by Oberlin College (NL 0594587) whose record read "Cover: Diamond Edition"; Harvard NL 0594587.
----. Full calf, blindstamped, title in gold. Beveled edges, aeg. Marbled endsheets. BAP F01: inscribed on verso of front fly Oct. 3 '73, pressed flower laid in.

Red Line Edition. 125x170mm, 251p. 8 leaves of plates. Verso of titlepage: University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge. p251: Electrotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co. Cover cartouche of gold stamped shield set in a group of three hemispheres, the top one surmounted by floral ornament, repeated blind on lower board; blind rules around edges. Spine gilt. Beveled edges, aeg.

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1869. 1st printing: 3222 copies July 29.
----. Maroon cloth. Buffalo & Erie County Public NL 0594584
----. Green cloth: S&EH: Christmas 1870 inscription; Brown University: presentation copy from Carrie C. Ticknor to Miss Ellen Harris; Brooklyn Public Library?
----. Reddish brown cloth with simple shield (lacking hemispheres and floral ornament) stamped gold on front board, blind on back University of California, San Diego NL 0594583.
----. Half calf finished with marbled papers. Dartmouth College; BAP?
----. Full goatskin, blind-stamped. S&EH: two copies.
----. Cloth color not confirmed: University of Illinois.
----. Rebound: Boston Public NL 0594583.

New Poems by Owen Meredith. 2 vols. 105x170mm, vol 1: "Chronicles and Characters," 507p, vol 2: "Chronicles and Characters / Orval and Other Poems," 518p. Verso titlepage: Author's Edition. Blind rules around edges, cartouche of embellished ovals-at-right-angles (from the Cabinet editions) reads "New Poems 1868." Top edge gilt. Brown glazed endsheets. Does not include Lucile.

----, 1869. Green cloth. S&EH.

Last revised: 29 October 2013