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    Frederick Goddard Tuckerman: Three Books and an Autograph Letter Signed "F. G. Tuckerman". One page with postscript and name of addressee on verso, 7.5" x 9.25" sheet, Cambridge [MA], May 12, 1840, to his father Edward Tuckerman. He talks about settling back in to his studies, the weather, and various family matters. The P.S. reads, "Mr. Greenleaf sends his regards and intends writing, the next opportunity." This likely refers to Simon Greenleaf, one of the principal founders of the Harvard Law School. Tuckerman is regarded as one of the least known and most neglected (yet very talented) of nineteenth century American poets. Also in this lot are three rare and desirable editions of his works.
    Poems. (Boston: Printed by John Wilson and Son, 1860), first self-published edition, 253 pages, textured brown cloth boards, 12mo (5" x 7.5"). Good condition, fairly tight and clean copy.
    Poems. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1869), first edition thus, 235 pages, red cloth covers, 16mo (4.5" x 6.75"). Very good condition.
    The Sonnets of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931), first U.S. edition, 158 pages, black cloth over brown boards, 12mo (5.25" x 7.75"), dust jacket. Book is fine in a lightly edge-tattered jacket.


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