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Specimens of American Poetry, With Critical and Biographical Notices.


Publication Date: 1829
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KETTELL, Samuel. Specimens of American Poetry, With Critical and Biographical Notices. Original cloth-backed boards with printed paper spine labels. Boston: S.G. Goodrich, 1829. 3 Vols. First edition. BAL 3251. Harris Collection of American Poetry, p.137. Contains biographical information and excerpts from the works of 188 American poets, including Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Francis Scott Key, Sarah J. Hale, Richard Harding Dana, William Cullen Bryant, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and other less remembered names. Both Longfellow and Whittier had yet to publish a volume of poetry. At the end of Vol. Three is a 28-page chronological listing of all of the American poetry through 1829 discovered by the editor in the production of this work, listing imprint, size, and pagination. Among those mentioned is Tamerlane, one of the first public mentions of Poe's first book. "By far the most significant (early) collection.a literary history of great importance."--Spiller, et al. Cloth fraying at hinges and spine ends, labels chipped, faint scattered foxing, else very good. Bookseller Inventory # 17096

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Title: Specimens of American Poetry, With Critical ...

Publication Date: 1829

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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