Description: Schoolchildren nationwide used to be required to memorize this poet’s social protest piece, “The Man with the Hoe, ” which was inspired by Millet’s painting of the same name. Printed DS, 1p, 8½” X 14″, n. [Staten Island, NY], n. Broadside printing of this most renowned poem, signed big and bold at the lower margin Your friend, Edwin Markham: / Staten Island, N. “Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans / Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, ” Markham begins. The emptiness of ages in his face, / And on his back the burden of the world….- still a powerful and moving piece despite changes in poetry style and diction. Accompanied by a fine heavy stock 6¼” X 5″ color reproduction of Millet’s namesake painting. Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts. Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts deals in out-of-print and antiquarian books, autographs and historic documents, ephemera, maps and pre-1900 newspapers. Member: ABAA, MWABA, The Manuscript Society. We take great pride in the quality of our stock and clean and cover all hardbound books in dust jacket sleeves or mylar. Every effort has been made to describe each item and any defects accurately. Large or heavy items may require that additional charges be invoiced separately. All autographs are guaranteed authentic without time limit to the original purchaser. William Butts, co-owner, apprenticed under a well-known Chicago dealer in the 1980s. For years he authored two columns in. Magazine and after more than 25 years remains book reviewer for. (quarterly journal of The Manuscript Society), in which capacity he stresses autograph education and reference works as the cornerstone of any serious dealer or collector. He has lectured on autograph authentication and contributes reviews and articles to publications such as. Fine Books and Collections. This listing was created by Bibliopolis.