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The Earth Breath and Other Poems

Decoration designed by William H. Bradley (American, 1868–1962), Author George William Russell (English, 1867–1935), Publisher John Lane (English, 1854–1925), Printer Wayside Press (American, founded in 1894)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA; Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Bambace, Will H. Bradley: His Work, cat. A15. Bambace cites two different covers for this title: full cover design of woman with lute, and one with title and small motif of trees (this possibly a later issue of ca. 1898). MFA copy has the former design.


Overall: 16.5 x 12.8 x 1.3 cm (6 1/2 x 5 1/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York and London: John Lane, 1897) 16.5 cm; 94 pp. [1 f.]; original publisher’s half beige cloth, pictorial gray paper boards.

New York and London: John Lane, 1897


Edythe K. Schulman, by whom given to MFA September 12, 1984.

Credit Line

Gift of Edythe K. Shulman