xiv, 144 pages; original cream colored boards modern with leather spine and label, in facsimile of the original. Longfellow (1807-1882) was a leading author and intellectual of New England who edited this collection of poems. Blanck - Bibliography of American Literature #12088 "According to the publisher's records 1150 copies were printed". Very good clean copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Estray : A Collection of Poems.
Publisher: William D. Ticknor & Co.
Publication Date: 1847
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description William D. Ticknor & Co, Boston, 1847. Three-quarter leather. Book Condition: Good. 12mo. xiv, , 144 pages. Contemporary three-quarter leather binding. Brownish marbled paper covered boards. Brown leather spine and corners. 5 raised bands and gilt lettered title on spine. Front joint and inner hinge are cracked and front cover is loose but attached. Leather is dry and rubbed on corners, joints and spine. Interior contents in very good. Longfellow wrote the first poem titled "Proem." BAL 12088. Bookseller Inventory # 7748
Book Description William D. Ticknor & Co., Boston, 1847. Hardcover. First Edition. Original glazed cream boards. BAL 12088: only 1150 copies printed. An anthology containing one poem by Longfellow, the editor, and poems by Blake, Keats, Emerson, Wordsworth, etc. Faint pencil 1861 owner name on yellow front free endpaper and small red stamped name of Edward Gassett at the top of the title page. Spine chipped 3/4" at top deleting the title from the original paper spine label which is otherwise intact. Neat repaired tear on spine which has a little fraying along the joints. Faint stain at the bottom of the boards which are otherwise quite bright as are the contents. A very nice example of this fragile binding. Very Good or better and quite uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 003274
Book Description Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1847, 1847. BAL 12088. Book Condition: A very good copy. First edition. 8vo, glazed cream boards (spine chipped, with loss of about an inch at the foot and another inch damaged; somewhat soiled), printed paper label. ? An anthology of English and American poetry edited by Longfellow, with his prefatory "Proem" (later collected as "Pegasus in Pound"). Bookseller Inventory # 13678
Book Description William D. Ticknor & Co. Book Condition: Used - Acceptable. 1846. Vellum, duodecimo, viii 144 pp. Front joist holding only partially, hinge split. Damp stain to both boards near spine. Wear to vellum, including some chipping at corners. Spine label extremely sunned, with no title visible. Bookplate on fpep. Aside from split front hinge, the binding is quite sound. Overall an acceptable reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # Q05935