SONG OF HIAWATHA

Longfellow Henry Wadsworth

Published by Boston Ticknor and Fields 1855, 1855
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First edition, an intermediate issue with "curlew" on page 27, "n" in the word "one" restored on Page 279 and "dived" on page 96. November, 1855 ads. 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Blind-stamped decorations and borders to the covers. iv, 316 pp., 12 pp. ads. A pleasing copy, the cloth and text-block very well preserved with only light evidence of shelving. Front free-fly removed. AN IMPORTANT AND REVERED AMERICAN LITERARY FIRST. This is a pleasing copy of Longfellow's romantic verse tale. Its metre was based on the Finnish epic Kalevala, which the poem resembles in spirit as well as in several passages. Longfellow drew much of his information from the works of Schoocraft, Catlin, and Heckewelder. Bookseller Inventory # 23184

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Title: SONG OF HIAWATHA

Publisher: Boston Ticknor and Fields 1855

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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