The Song of Hiawatha. H. W. Longfellow.

The Song of Hiawatha.

1855. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1855.

8vo. 316 pp. Original brown stamped cloth. Donation rubberstamp, and bookplate of Henry B. Auchincloss on front endpaper. A very good copy, minimal chipping to head and tiny split in lower joint.

§ First edition, first issue. November 1855 ads at rear, and all first printing readings. The edition was 5,250 copies, and the book went through five printings the first year. Surely one of the most famous American poems of the century along with Poe’s “The Raven” and Whitman’s “Song of Myself”. BAL 12112. Grolier American 100, #66. Item #106519

Price: $1,250.00

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