Lot 646: Educator and poet (1859–1929) best known for the lyrics to the iconic patriotic song "America the Beautiful." Signed book: America the Beautiful and Other Poems. First edition. NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1911. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.75, 305 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black ink. Includes a 3.5 x 6.25 sheet bearing the poem 'Epiphany' by Bates, signed on the reverse in black ink, "Christmas Greetings from, K. L. B." Ownership notation to first free end page, some light toning to covers and spine, a few small tears to textblock, and the binding a bit loose, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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