Lee & Shepard, 1902. ALLEN, Grace Barton. Item #1401
AKERS, Elizabeth. THE SUNSET SONG AND OTHER VERSES. Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1902. Cover & Title Page Designed by Grace Barton Allen. 8vo., turquoise-blue cloth, stamped in gilt, black & red; top edge gilt. First Edition. Signed by Akers on the title page. Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen [1832-1911] was a poet and newspaper woman born in Strong, Maine. She was a popular contributor to many national periodicals and also wrote under the pen name "Florence Percy." Her best-known poem "Rock Me To Sleep" became the subject of a lawsuit over authorship, with Akers vindicated but only after the case raged on in the public eye. Very Good (contents clean & tight). $85.00.