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 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 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