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Item Description: Cambridge, 1841. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. In this outstanding literary letter, Longfellow writes in full and sends an early draft of his beloved poem “Excelsior,” commenting on its meaning and significance and writing out all thirty-six lines. The poet states that the work is among the best he has written, describes the circumstances of its writing, and points out its central theme. He observes that only one person has seen it and that Ward should “keep it quietly to yourself.” Longfellow writes in part, “I am glad you liked Endymion, for sympathy is sweet. But today I send you something much better; indeed one of the best things, if not the best, that I have written. The other night, about one o’clock, as I was smoking a cigar preparatory to going to bed, it came into my mind; but as it was late, I thought I would not write it out till the morning. Accordingly, I went to bed; but I could not sleep. That voice kept ringing in my ears; and finally, I jumped out of bed, lighted my lamp, and set to work. The result was this poem, and a dreadful cold and rheumatism, which have confined me to my chamber for two days. The idea of the poem is the Life of Genius; This you will comprehend at a glance. Many people will not comprehend it at all. I send it to you because I know you will like it. No one has seen it but [Cornelius Conway] Felton; who found less than usual to criticize. Don’t give it to anyone; but keep it quietly to yourself. . . .” Longfellow met Samuel Ward, the recipient of this letter, in Europe in 1836, and the two became lifelong friends. “Ward was easily the wildest friend Longfellow ever had, and Longfellow’s letters to him are among his most exuberant” (Longfellow Companion). Beginning in 1838 Ward served as Longfellow’s literary agent, selling his poems to New York periodicals. This early draft of the poem, written two days after the first draft (now at Harvard), differs in a number of points from the final version, including the lack of the exclamation point after the word “Excelsior” ending each stanza. The much-anthologized “Excelsior” has long been among the poet’s best-known works. Eight stanzas appear on the facing pages 2-3, making this exceptional manuscript ideally suited for display. 4to. 3 1/2 pages. Silked, seal tear at outer edge of address leaf expertly repaired with paper. Very good. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15971286180

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: N.p., 1864. 4 pp. manuscript inlaid to size, extra-illustrated with 2 engraved portraits, an engraved view of Longfellow's Cambridge home, and a letterpress printed edition of the poem. 4to. 'Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, / And Edith with golden hair': The Children's Hour. Beautiful presentation of this fair copy by Longfellow of one of his most delightful poems, "The Children's Hour"[ . ]Descending the broad hall stair,Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,And Edith with golden hair.A whisper, and then a silence:Yet I know by their merry eyesThey are plotting and planning togetherTo take me by surprise.[ . ]I have you fast in my fortress,And will not let you depart,But put you down into the dungeonIn the round-tower of my heart. [ . ]. Provenance: Estate of Katherine Graham Full red morocco gilt, front cover with triple gilt rule border with decorative floral cornerpieces around central gilt title, spine titled in gilt, silk moiré endpapers, a.e.g. by C. Walters. Joints lightly rubbed, faint traces of dampstain to inner hinges (bottom two inches only, not affecting contents), small repaired tear on one mount. Fine 4 pp. manuscript inlaid to size, extra-illustrated with 2 engraved portraits, an engraved view of Longfellow's Cambridge home, and a letterpress printed edition of the poem. 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 239709

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Published by Cambridge, MA: John Owen, 1839 (1839)

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Item Description: Cambridge, MA: John Owen, 1839, 1839. First Edition. Inscribed by the author "Mrs. Charles Amory, from the author, with his regards and best wishes, December 25, 1839." The first edition of the author's first book of poems, printed in an edition of only 900 copies. BAL 12065. Longfellow met Amory (1808-1898) in 1829, when both were students at Gottingen. They renewed the acquaintance in 1836 when both found themselves at Harvard, where Longfellow had been appointed as a professor and Amory was studying medicine. In his journal for 1838, the poet referred to his friend as "my usual resource" for dinner. With three other companions, including the future senator Charles Sumner, the two formed a small circle known as "The Five of Clubs." In 1841, Longfellow would allude to Amory and two other friends with the same surname in his poem "To the River Charles": "thy name reminds me / Of three friends, all true and tried, / And that name, like magic binds me / Closer, closer to thy side." His wife, Martha Babcock Greene Amory (1812-1880) was the granddaughter of John Singleton Copley, and his first biographer. She married Amory in 1832, and chronicled their wedding journey - a grand tour of Europe -- in detailed letters published by D. B. Updike in two volumes in 1922. Small pencil inscription to second blank: "Morris Carter from S.G.D." S.G.D. is Susan Greene Dexter (1840-1903), the Amory's daughter. Carter (1877-1965), who wrote a biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner, was the first director of the Museum she founded, serving from 1924 until his retirement in 1955. An exceptional association copy with an impeccable provenance linking a number of the first families of Boston. Beautifully bound in full maroon leather decorated in gold. Bookseller Inventory # 15959

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: Boston, 1864. Working draft, 7 pages on 2 folded sheets of pale blue stationery; with several revisions in Longfellow's hand. 4to. A Manuscript for Tales of a Wayside Inn. First published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1864 and incorporated into Tales of a Wayside Inn as "The Spanish Jew's Tale. / Kambalu. Begun January 26, 1864 - Finished February 12, 1864. " His source for the "Kambalu" is Il Milione by Marco Polo.Longfellow's manuscript was originally consigned by James T. Fields to auction in June, 1864, for "The U.S. Sanitary Commission". Provenance: David Gage Joyce Sale, Hanzel Galleries, September 23, 1973 Mounted on hinges and bound in quarter blue morocco and blue cloth and housed in a slipcase Working draft, 7 pages on 2 folded sheets of pale blue stationery; with several revisions in Longfellow's hand. 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 260612

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Wharton, Edith) Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Published by Frederick Warne and Co, London (1893)

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Item Description: Frederick Warne and Co, London, 1893. 630 pp. 8vo. "Reprinted from the Revised American edition, Including Recent Poems" 630 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by Wharton to her cousin. INSCRIBED by Edith Wharton on the half title, with a short poem incorporating Gertrude's farewell to Ophelia. It reads in full:"Sweets to the sweet & luck to the fair / are applicable both, - / to the girls with the ondule hair, / from her loving cousin / Edith Wharton / July 3rd 1894"Longfellow was an early admirer of Wharton; he arranged to have one of her adolescent poems published in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY. Original gilt-lettered red morocco, a.e.g., remnant of spine laid-in, front board and flyleaf detached, worn and rubbed Reprinted from the Revised American edition, Including Recent Poems. Bookseller Inventory # 237874

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Van Antwerp, Martha Wiswall [Mrs. John H. Van Antwerp], 1817-1880. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882.

Published by Albany, NY: Martha Wiswall Van Antwerp, no date, circa 1850-1875., Albany, NY (1875)

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Item Description: Albany, NY: Martha Wiswall Van Antwerp, no date, circa 1850-1875., Albany, NY, 1875. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Van Antewrp, Martha Wiswall [Mrs. John H. Van Antwerp], 1817-1880. (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Morocco leather bindings of blue and green; slightly darkened spines have five raised bands and bright gilt stamped title lettering but different centered gilt decorative designs - small fruits or acorns to POETICAL SELECTIONS compartments with FLOWER DE LUCE having more elaborate geometric devices; boards have matching gilt border tooling and dentelle edges. Volumes share mild scuffing to spines, light scuffing to board edges with stronger wear at corners. All edges gilt. Both volume's vibrantly colored hand-painted plates have guard sheets. Signed bindings with green bindery tickets (varied rubbing to printed text) for "D.L. Vanantwerp, | Binder, | No. 72 State St. | Albany." affixed at top left corners of each front pastedown. Commemorative dark pink bookplates (approx. H 6.25cm x L 10.75cm) on each volume's rear pastedown announcing "Painted by | Mrs. John H. Van Antwerp | of Albany , N.Y | Died August 30th, 1880." POETICAL SELECTIONS: H 28cm x L 25cm. Blue morocco rubbed, small scattered dark stains to front board with gilt stamped initials "J.W.V.A." at center; scuffing lengthwise along both joints with splitting at front joint/hinge ascending 16cm from heel with associated diagonal surface tear to spine's third compartment. Marbled endpapers. Foxing to initial and rear leaves and plates with light soiling throughout. Total of 35 hand-painted watercolor plates most but not all as botanicals (single flower and/or bouquets) sometimes embellished with small vignettes and/or birds and butterflies plus other insects including at least one beetle and a cricket. Most plates accompanied by watercolor/ink calligraphic writing of "poetical selections," i.e. stanzas and verses excerpted from various sources including an English carol "I know - I know Where blossoms blow . . ." on plates 3-8 and traditional German poem "A flower do but place near thy window glass, And through it no shadow of evil shall pass . . ." on plates 26-34. Plates are rigid thick stock white paper of which several have embossed Reynolds's Bristolboard circular mark and crown logo.  FLOWER DE LUCE: H 28.5cm x L 25.5cm. Green morocco; some scuffing along joints but no splitting. White silk endpapers. Light foxing on a few early and late leaves. Total of 34 hand-painted watercolor plates most featuring iris botanicals emulating iris illustrations found in Curtis's Botanical Magazine with flower names usually neatly written on versos. Concluding plate 34 as only completely non-botanical having urn illustration with M.W.V.A. initials at top and 1875 date at bottom. Images share delightful embellishments of birds, butterflies, etc. Plates again accompanied by calligraphic text to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's FLOWER-DE-LUCE: "Beautiful lily, dwelling by still rivers, Or solitary mere, Or where the sluggish meadow-brook delivers Its waters to the weir! . . ." Plates still quite clean and on similar rigid stock as other volume but with a different maker's London blindstamps hidden under cloth tabs which run lengthwise at gutters. Longfellow's poem was written in 1866 and first published in 1867 so thus likely the iris drawings were done between 1867 and 1875. Whereas both volumes' paintings are excellent if not exquisite, those in FLOWER DE LUCE subtly reflect a more practiced artistic deftness and were probably done some years after those in POETICAL SELECTIONS. The two volumes were likely bound some years apart too as the bindery tickets are slightly different - light green for POETICAL SELECTIONS and dark green for FLOWER DE LUCE - plus a few other indicators noted by aforementioned distinctions in spines and endpapers. Willman Spawn and Thomas Kinsella in AMERICAN SIGNED BINDINGS THROUGH 1876 {entry #135} place "account book manufacturer and fancy bookbinder" Daniel L. Van Antwerp at 72 State Street, Albany, New York from 1855 to 1869. As he shares the same surname, Daniel L. Van Antwerp was likely a family relation to the books' artist Martha Wiswall Van Antewp. Bookseller Inventory # 618-VanAntwerp-10-14-0

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Bush, C. G. and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

Published by [1865, 1866] (1865)

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Item Description: [1865, 1866], 1865. 221pp. Oblong 12" x 10". Bound in black half morocco and black cloth with gilt-lettered label on front board [rubbed, corners worn, hinges weak], spine shorn with gatherings beginning to loosen. Music manuscript, handwritten in ink with some pencil. Endpapers stained, light scattered foxing. Very Good. This two-act opera is based on Longfellow's 'The Courtship of Miles Standish'. The vocal score is for four solo characters: Miles Standish [bass], John Alden [tenor], Priscilla [soprano], Messenger [bass], plus male and mixed chorus. The handwriting is presumably that of the composer, Bush. A pencil sketch [page 11] of a song later found in its entirety in the score [page 44], makes it unlikely that this was written by a copyist. A few other pencil notations and corrections appear, with some measures crossed out in ink and rewritten or recomposed. Bush was an obscure but skilled composer: while the text setting evidences some clumsiness, especially in recitative, the work shows the influence of early Verdi in ensemble setting; Schubert's treatment of Gretchen from Goethe's Faust; a little Berlioz, in choral treatment; even some Wagner, notably the character of Senta in The Flying Dutchman. The passages selected from the Longfellow poem suggest an emphasis on the female character Priscilla, and a sensitivity to the condition and plight of women in general. Page 109 contains the date 'January 9, 66', written at the end of one of Priscilla's extended sections. Both the overture and the second act remain unfinished. The conclusion of the overture seems to be sketched in pencil. The bound manuscript ends with a few empty staves but the volume is essentially filled. The work is in essence complete and could be performed with minimal additional composition. Bush was also a noted illustrator and political cartoonist. He joined the Mendelssohn Society [at the time, an extremely capable New York-based singing group with members from the Metropolitan Opera] in 1866. The opera, scored for only four soloists and with copious choral involvement, seems an ideal vehicle for an organization like the Mendelssohn Society. Bookseller Inventory # 23332

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

Published by Ticknor & Fields, Boston (1863)

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Item Description: Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1863. 8vo, original cloth, stamped in gilt and in blind, t.e.g Very fine copy preserved in a half morocco slipcase First edition, first state, with ‘Whistled saying’ on p. 25 and ‘His only pastime’ on p.174. BAL 12136. Includes Longfellow’s most famous poem, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere". Bookseller Inventory # 22843

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LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH.

Published by Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1863 (1863)

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Item Description: Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1863, 1863. First Edition. Shaken; some page staining; only a good copy. Presentation copy; inscribed upon publication, "W.S.S. Longfellow with regards of the author. Nov. 25, 1863." This volume contains Longfellow's most enduring poem, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.". Bookseller Inventory # 19542

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LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH

Published by New York: Samuel Colman, 1839 (1839)

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Item Description: New York: Samuel Colman, 1839, 1839. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Two volumes. 19th-century half brown morocco and marbled boards, nicely rebacked in matching morocco. Light wear and foxing. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Longfellow: "Henry R. Cleveland with the affectionate regards of the author" and with Cleveland's signature and bookplate. Soon after he joined the Harvard faculty in 1836, Longfellow, Henry Cleveland, C. C. Felton, Charles Sumner, George Hillard formed an informal intellectual society they later called the "Five of Clubs." No other presentation copy of Hyperion appears in the auction records of the past thirty years. Although Longfellow was later generous with presentation copies for his increasingly wide circle of friends and admirers, in his early years he reserved presentation copies for his family and closest friends. As a result they are rare in the market. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8047509276

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth] CROWE, J. A

Published by John Murray, London (1864)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1864. Hardcover. First Edition. Three octavo (5-3/4" x 9") in publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth. Illustrated with 99 plates. A Presentation Copy from Longfellow INSCRIBED TO HIS SON in the poet's distinct hand on the first blank: "Ernest W. Longfellow/with his father's love/and good wishes./June 1, 1876." In addition the poet has written his son's name with the date 1876 on the first blanks of the other two volumes. Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (1845–1921) was the second of the famed poet's six children. He was an established artist at the time of receiving these volumes from his father, having exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1871 and 1875; the Williams & Everett gallery in Boston in 1875; the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia; and later at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the St. Botolph Club in 1880. Some scattered foxing, generally very clean; minor spotting to cloth. Very Good and a scarce family Association Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 017699

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LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH.

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Item Description: 8vo. Tan paper boards, printed label on spine. New York: Published by Samuel Colman . . . 1839. First Edition. First Issue. BAL 12064. 2 volumes. Samuel Longfellow's copy, with his signature in each volume. An extremely important association copy. Samuel Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth's younger brother, was graduated from Harvard College in 1839. From 1839 to 1840 he taught school in Elkridge, Maryland. Thus it is possible that the present copy was sent directly to him by the publisher without taking the time for his brother to inscribe it to him. Upon returning to Harvard in 1842, he became involved with the Transcendentalist Movement, and such people as Convers Francis, Theodore Parker, T. W. Higginson, etc., becoming in many ways one of the most important figures of the group. The Dictionary of American Biography writes of him, 'Of the group ill named Transcendentalists he was the clearest and most methodic in thought and will be remembered for his discriminating argument and for the devout fervor and beauty of his hymns.' Samuel Longfellow was also a poet and author, writing a two-volume biography of his brother which was published in 1886. The following year he published a sequel entitled, Final Memorials of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The brothers remained close throughout their lives. The present family copy of one of Longfellow's most important books is of considerable historical importance. It is beautifully preserved, with the heel of one spine worn, o/w Fine. Enclosed in 1/2-leather slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 000727

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, 1858. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Signed by Author Boston, 1858 [1872 for Books]. A four page autograph bifolum manuscript letter from Longfellow to critic William Winter. Longfellow thanks Winter for a poem, and says that upon a future visit "we will read the poems in the music of the mind, and illustrate them with lamp-light and fire light." The poem in reference - from The Queen's Domain, 1859 - is reproduced in manuscript twice, presumably by Winter's hand in one instance. Also included i an envelope in Longfellow's hand addressed to Winter. These items are tipped into the first pages of Christus. All three volumes are present in very good minus condition with some fading to spine and some weakening to hinges. One of 512 of the first edition, consistent with BAL 12160, with erratum "set sail" for "sail set" on p. 171 of the second volume. Winter was a recent graduate of Harvard Law at the time the letter was written, and was clearly enamored with Longfellow's work. A very nice association. Bookseller Inventory # SP248

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.

Published by Riverside Press, Cambridge (1886)

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Item Description: Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1886. Octavo, three quarters leather. 14 volumes, top edge gilt, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers. One of 500 numbered copies. This is set number 144. Also includes 3-volume Final Memorials of Longfellow by Ticknor and Company published in 1887. All volumes are numbered 144 of 300 copies. Each volume contains the bookplate of noted American poet and publisher Scofield Thayer, best known for his art collection, which is housed in the Metropolitan Mueseum of Art. In near fine condition. A very sharp set. Longfellow's success spanned both sides of the Atlantic: "He wrote some of the most popular poems in American literature, in which he created a new body of romantic American legends," and when he died, "he was the first American whose bust was placed in the Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey" (Columbia University Press). This 14 volume edition includes two volumes of Longfellow's prose, his translation of Dante in three and his verse in six, including such celebrated works as Tales of a Wayside Inn, The Song of Hiawatha, Christus and The Courtship of Miles Standish. Bookseller Inventory # 3612

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth.

Published by William D. Ticknor & Company, Boston (1847)

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Item Description: William D. Ticknor & Company, Boston, 1847. 163 pp. 12mo, original drab boards (backstrip lacking); title lettered in an old hand on the front board. First edition; first printing with the "Long" reading on p. 61. BAL 12089. A bit shaken; signature of the original owner in pencil on title page and in ink on the pastedown; boards worn and spotted. With the publisher's inserted catalogue dated October 1, 1847 at front. With an old engraved card illustrated with a portrait of the author, from the Longfellow Association of Maine, laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 45221

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth.

Published by Houghton, Osgood and Company and Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1879)

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Item Description: Houghton, Osgood and Company and Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1879. 3 vols. Illustrated. Folio, old full crushed red morocco gilt; a.e.g. The Wadsworth family copy, signed by Henry W. Longfellow on the title page of Vol. I. Some darkening to the leather at extremities; but a fine set, handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 57970

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1858. First American edition, first printing, with p. 124, line 3 reading: ÒThe revel of the treacherous wine.Ó Presentation copy, inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper: ÒFrom the Author/1858.Ó Octavo. iv, [5]-215, [1, blank] pp. plus 11, [1] pp. publisherÕs advertisements, dated ÒOctober, 1858.Ó Original brown vertically-ribbed brown cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. Original purple coated endpapers. A bit over-opened at pp. 169-170. A very good copy.BAL 12122. Bookseller Inventory # 72123

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manuscript; scrapbook; album]; Wordsworth, William; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: mid-to-late 19th century, likely, England. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Full morocco, ornately stamped in gilt on boards and spine, a.e.g.; 4to (9.5x11.5 inches); approx. pp. 150, with numerous tipped-on engravings and lithographs, plus original artwork. Single leaf of autographs bears the signatures of William Wordsworth (Carlisle, March 8, 1843) and Henry W. Longfellow (June 13, 1868), amongst others. This handsome scrapbook opens with a hand-painted ornamental border, in full color, showing two peacocks in a garden -- the most lavish of the original artwork contained herein (4 additional pencil sketches, 4 watercolors), all of it very nicely accomplished. Primarily given to landscapes -- Wales, Jerusalem, Isle of Wight, Yorkshire, Oban, Brussels, Waterloo and more -- it contains nearly 100 lithographs and engravings, many of them in color, or heightened in white. Bookseller Inventory # JC6754

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

Published by Houghton, Osgood and Company, Boston (1880)

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Item Description: Houghton, Osgood and Company, Boston, 1880. Hardcover. Revised Edition. Four volumes in two thick octavo (5" x 7-1/2") volumes in publisher's gilt-decorated and lettered brick red cloth, all edges gilt. BAL 12584. EACH volume is SIGNED by the poet on the title page as "Henry W. Longfellow" and dated 1881. Bright, close to Fine and very scarce when signed. Bookseller Inventory # 017697

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: George Routledge and Sons, London, 1873. Hardcover. First British Edition. According to BAL 12164, "Apparently published simultaneously in Boston and London." Small octavo (4" x 6-1/2") bound in publisher's gilt-ruled and lettered green cloth with black stamping. State 1. A Presentation Copy from Longfellow INSCRIBED in the poet's distinct hand on the verso of the front endpaper: "Mrs. Theodore Parker/with kind regards/of the Author/June 11, 1874." Mrs. Theodore Parker (Lydia Cabot) was the wife of Theodore Parker (1810-1860) who was a leading abolitionist, American Transcendentalist, and, along with William Ellery Channing, the most important and influential Unitarian minister of the nineteenth century. Parker's sermons inspired speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Parker wrote in 1850: "A democracy -- that is a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people." And it was Parker in 1853 who said, "I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one. . . . But from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice." Owner name of E. M. Vincent on the half-title page. Some bubbling to the cloth, light rubbing and wear to the spine tips. Very Good and a fine Association Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 017695

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth.

Published by William Ticknor, Boston (1847)

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Item Description: William Ticknor, Boston, 1847. hardcover. Book Condition: near fine. First. With the "Lo" reading on p. 61. Back hinge slightly weak, but a beautiful copy of this classic poem, in a leather-tipped marbled board slipcase. 163pp. + 4pp. of ads, dated October 1, 1847. 8vo, full black crushed morocco, spine elaborately gilt, t.e.g., salmon pink doublures with gilt floral borders, silk moire & marbled flyleaves. Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1847. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 242305

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Longfellow, Sam (Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth).

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Item Description: Longfellow, Rosemount, 1876. Original Autographed Letters. Longfellow, Sam (Longfellow, Henry W). Autograph Letter Signed. 12mo., 4 pages on laid paper. A wonderful letter from the poet's brother in response to the correspondent's request for an autograph. Sam writes: "I found the autograph which you desire. I have put a leaf from the orange tree which for a great many years has lived in Mr. Longfellow's study, to go with the leaf you have from his grave." "I send you a motto for your album- Make the best of yourself and the most of your opportunities". Signed by Sam Longfellow. Clipped Henry W. Longfellow autograph & Actual orange leaf present. A truly touching & unique letter. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 30906

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: Warren n.d., Boston. Photograph. A fine 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" cabinet card photograph of a seated elderly Longfellow SIGNED on the verso "Henry W. Longfellow" and dated 1875 by the poet. Clear dark image and signature. About Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 017701

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Longfellow Henry Wadsworth

Published by Cambridge John Owen 1846 (1846)

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Item Description: Cambridge John Owen 1846, 1846. The first edition of the large-paper state of this title. PRESENTATION COPY. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo, bound in the original Longfellow presentation binding of half green morocco and marbled boards gilt lettered on the spine, t.e.g. With an early expert rebacking preserving the original spine. Housed in a cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. vii, 151. A very good copy overall. The half title bears a presentation inscription in the author's hand: "Henry C. Baird, From the Author, 1846." The recipient, Henry Carey Baird, was an author in his own right and a member of the publishing firm of Carey and Hart in Philadelphia. With Baird's bookplate; also with the bookplate of Frank Hogan, noted collector. Bookseller Inventory # 6818

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Item Description: Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1886, 1886. Large Paper Edition, Limited to 500 copies of which this is No.451. Complete in 11 volumes, large 8vo. Contemprary deep red half morocco by Lauriat of Boston with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, red cloth boards with gilt rule, grey end papers, top edges gilt. Spines very lightly and evenly sunned. A beautiful set. Bookseller Inventory # 36329

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth.

Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1888)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1888. hardcover. Book Condition: near fine. 11 volumes. Frontispiece portrait in first volume. 8vo, beautifully bound in contemporary 1/2 brown calf over marbled boards with delicately gilt-tooled spines, raised bands; marbled endpapers and page edges. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin at The Riverside Press, 1888. Riverside Edition. A lovely, near fine set. Bookseller Inventory # 164503

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: n.d., n.p. Document. On a 6" x 9" endpaper removed from an early printing of a volume of Longfellow's translation of Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, the poet has written the first 3 lines of Canto III from the poem and has SIGNED "Henry W. Longfellow" at the conclusion: "I enter, and I see thee in the gloom/Of the long aisles, O poet Saturnine!/And strive to make my steps keep pace with thine." On 9 July 1861 while Longfellow was napping, his wife Fanny accidentally lit her dress on fire. Longfellow tried to smother the flames first with a rug and then with his body, but the burns were fatal and Fanny died the next morning. Longfellow was burned badly enough that he was unable to attend her funeral and thereafter wore a beard which became his trademark.After Fanny's death, the poet took refuge in translating Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, a task that would occupy much of his time for the next several years. To assist him in the translation, he invited friends--William Dean Howells, James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton and other occasional guests--to weekly meetings of "The Dante Club." Longfellow's translation, the first by an American, was published in 1867 and revised by him at later dates. Chipping to the edges of the somewhat fragile paper but with no effect at all on Longfellow's writing which is dark and bold. Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 017700

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston (1875)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1875. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very minor wear. About Fine. First Edition. Small quarto (6-1/2" x 8-3/4") bound in full red crushed levant leather with gilt fillet borders and decorative spine and turn-ins with watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. BAL 12166: First Issue of page 37. SIGNED "Henry W. Longfellow" and dated 1875 on a front blank and with a contemporary carte-de-visite portrait of him mounted to the following front blank. In 1874, Longfellow sold "The Hanging of the Crane" to the New York Ledger for $3,000, the highest price ever paid for a poem to that date. Bookseller Inventory # 017698

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Item Description: 1880. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 4 pp. Cambridge, Apr. 29, 1880. 12mo. Neatly written letter from Longfellow to Charles Kent (1823-1902), well-known English poet, biographer and journalist, concerning a book written by Kent ("Corona Catholica), and others sent to Longfellow for which Kent had never heard back concerning Longfellow's receipt of the books. He writes: "My Dear Mr. Kent, I hasten wit all speed to thank you for your kind letter and for the "Corona Catholica," both of which reached me safely and are very welcome. But I am troubled by what you say of the other books sent so long ago, your collected Poems, and "Charles Dickens as Reader." They were both received and I wrote to you at the time a letter full of thanks, particularly for the Poems and among the Poems, more particularly for the beautiful lines addressed to me, which I always deeply feel." He goes on to say that he is truly grieved that his letter never reached Kent, with the only consolation being this letter. He also thanks Kent for the "Corona" but states that is "very curious." and that he does care as much for the "Prophecy of St. Malachi" as Kent does. "But I do care for the versions of your lines in various languages. I have always been much interested in such things, and this is a valuable addition to my little store of linguistic curiosities. Signed in full, "Yours faithfully, Henry W. Longfellow. Superb letter in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 118

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Dante Alighieri, Translated By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Published by Ticknor & Fields (1867)

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Item Description: Ticknor & Fields, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Three volume set with gilt titles and chamfered edges. Ownership ink to flyleaf. Tight and otherwise unmarked oversized and overweight Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Bookseller Inventory # 29264

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