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Rural Poems

Illustrated by Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910), Illustrated by Hammatt Billings (American, 1816 to 1818–1874), Engraved by William J. Pierce (American, active 1851–1870), Author William Barnes (American, 1801–1886), Publisher Roberts Brothers (American, active 1863–1898)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators, 855


Overall: 15.4 x 12.2 x 2 cm (6 1/16 x 4 13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings; title page in two colors

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1869) 15.4 cm; xi, 158 pp., plus plates; original publisher’s gilt-stamped green cloth.

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1869


W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen