Ivorism: It Cherishes, Cultivates, and Perpetuates the Language of Poetry and Song . . . [wrapper title].

Utica: Press of the Utica Printing Co., [1914]. A later edition of this ephemeral and uncommon item. Original printed wrappers, approx. 6.5 x 5.13 inches, 12 pages. Wrappers a little spotted and dust-soiled; a very good copy. Item #18811

On the high ideals of Ivorite lodges, a philanthropic and Welsh-American cultural fraternal organization of the sort beloved by hyphenated Americans of the period. Morris, per the May, 1897 issue of the Cambrian, appears to have been a stalwart of the Scranton lodge, which first published Morris’s Ivorism ca. 1897 (per the single example noted on OCLC, held at Cardiff University only but not found in the NUC). This Utica edition not located in the NUC or OCLC. Includes a few instances of lodge poetry.

Price: $75.00