A Volume of Poems by a Distinguished 19th-Century Pennsylvania Lawyer [Miller, Elihu Spencer (1817-1879)]. Caprices. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1849. 154 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Later three-quarter morocco over paper boards, top edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges. Negligible light rubbing to spine ends and corners, moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text. A handsome copy. $500. * Miller was a Princeton graduate who read law in Princeton and Baltimore. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1843 and practiced law in Philadelphia for the remainder of his life. A distinguished member of the Pennsylvania Bar, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was its dean for four years. He served as a militia officer during the Civil War. His poems reflect the influence by Bryant, Longfellow and other mid 19th-century American poets.
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