DescriptionHenry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Song of Hiawatha. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. First edition. Brown cloth with the covers blindstamped and the spine stamped in blind and gilt. Very good.
Octavo. iv, 316 pages with twelve pages of advertisements at the rear.
Brown cloth with the covers blindstamped and the spine stamped in blind and gilt. House in a brown cloth chemise and Quarter brown leather over brown cloth slipcase with the spine stamped in gilt.
Minor rubbing and bumping to the corners and spine ends, spine is slightly leaning and the spine and top edges are darkened. Tiny pencil notations to endpapers. Top and fore-edge of slipcase are darkened. A very good copy of the author's epic poem.
First edition points: Binding with blindstamped covers and the spine stamped in gilt. Yellow endpapers and publisher's catalog dated November, 1855. Page 27, line 9 "heron"; page 32, line 11 "In the moon"; page 39, line 11 "Wahonomin"; page 96, line 7 "Dove"; page 268, line 11 "Wahonomin"; page 268, line 14 "Wahonomin"; page 278, line 4 up "Cooed the Omemee"; page 279, line 5 up the word "one" is missing the letter n.
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