1929 TYPED POEM BY THE NOTED 'POET LAUREATE OF CHILDHOOD' TO HONOR THEODORE ROOSEVELT SOON AFTER HIS DEATH

By: EDMUND VANCE COOKE

Price: $485.99

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Book Condition: Very Good


On offer is a charming relic of the Theodore Roosevelt presidency being a typed poem, signed by Edmund Vance Cooke [1866-1932] popularly known as "the poet laureate of childhood," who was born on June 5, 1866, in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. He began working at 13-14 years old for the White Sewing Machine Co. factory and stayed there for 14 years until he became a self-employed poet and lecturer in 1893. His first book of poems, A Patch of Pansies, came out the next year. Four years later, he married Lilith Castleberry; and they had five children. He published at least 16 books of verse, as well as other books, but he is best known for his poem "How Did You Die?" Once the Detroit News launched its radio station, WWJ, in 1920, Cooke broadcast his own poems. In this he pioneered a path that Edgar Guest was to take nationwide in the 1930s. Cooke died in Cleveland on December 18, 1932. Beautifully SIGNED typed poem which he dates Jan. 1, 1929 "Written Jan. 6th, 1919." Typed on single page pictures TR. 5 stanza poem in honor of President Roosevelt after his death. Provenance: Boos Collection. Shallow fold, otherwise VG.

Title: 1929 TYPED POEM BY THE NOTED 'POET LAUREATE OF CHILDHOOD' TO HONOR THEODORE ROOSEVELT SOON AFTER HIS DEATH

Author Name: EDMUND VANCE COOKE

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Ephemera,

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio Port Dover Ontario, 1929

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: English

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 00MV86

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