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    American Romantic Poet James Russell Lowell's Copy, with his Inscription from the Spring of His Freshman Year at Harvard.

    [James Russell Lowell]. Alexander Negris. Orations of Aeschines and Demosthenes on the Crown, with Modern Greek Prolegomena, and English Notes. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1829.

    First American edition. James Russell Lowell's copy, with the front free endpaper inscribed by him in pencil, "James R Lowell / Cambridge / Harvard University / April 1835 / Mass." April 1835 was the spring of Lowell's freshman year. Quarto. 296 pages. Text in Greek, notes in Greek and English.

    Contemporary calf professionally rebacked with the original spine laid down. Covers bumped and lightly worn, but still handsome. Intermittent light foxing, heavier on the preliminary and terminal leaves. A very good copy.

    Lowell has penciled a list of twenty-two students (in the 3d Division, with symbols by their names when they belonged to one of two clubs)on the front free endpaper; marked x's throughout the text on the shoulders; brief annotations on five pages; and some juvenile verse on rear endpaper.


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