29 June 2005
LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882). The Courtship of Miles Standish, and other poems. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858.
12o. 12-pp. publisher's advertisements inserted at end (and without the single leaf advertisement for the Waverley Novels sometimes present). Original brown cloth, blind-embossed on sides, gilt-lettered on spine (slightest wear to spine extremities); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Mrs. Stevens (presentation inscription); A. Edward Newton (bookplate, his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 16 May 1941, lot 672).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with "The revel of the treacherous wine" on p. 124. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY LONGFELLOW in the year of publication on the verso of the front free endpaper: "Mrs. Stevens With the compliments of the author. 1858." BAL 12122; Wilson 244.
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