Thebes and Other Poems.
“There’s nothing now upon the world / Which will not crumble and grow old…”
Epic 218-page poem, “Thebes. A Poem to its Rise and Fall,” on the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. Located near Nubia and the Eastern Sahara Desert, Thebes was the capital of Egypt and an important cult center until its decline in the first century B.C.E.: “There’s nothing now upon the world / Which will not crumble and grow old…” Includes 21 additional poems by author Charles S. Larned, many written in the 1870s.
Description: Thebes and Other Poems.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1880. 272pp. First Edition. 7¼ x 5¼ inches. Publisher’s, original green cloth with gilt and black decorations; beveled edges. Some mottling to boards; small bump on spine and to lower tips; toning to Copyright and Dedication pages; very good.