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 Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1847, 1847. Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1847. First edition (BAL 12088). Original pale yellow paper boards, recent quarter morocco spine, lettered in grey, recent endpapers, 144 pp. An anthology edited by Longfellow, with a wide variety of contributors, including William Blake ("The Little Black Boy", "The Tiger"), Ralph Waldo Emerson, Christopher Pearse Cranch, William Wordsworth, Richard Monckton Milnes, John Sterling, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Tennyson, Wordsworth, Southey, Longfellow himself, and five women. Light soil and wear to the boards, a Very Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4aecb6fb468315e89fa5780d2c6ba9c1
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