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Lowell, James Russell
Autograph fair copy, signed of "A Mystical Ballad." 10 stanzas
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1844. 3 pages inlaid with verso of second leaf addressed to G. R. Graham (Publisher) of Philadelphia. Folio 14 x 10 1/2 inches (36 x 26.5 cm). Blue-gray crushed morocco with an arabesque border, with gilt dentelles with a leaf and flower motif, cream moire silk pastedowns and endsheets, a.e.g., by Stikeman. Light wear to the binding, faint old dampstain to watered silk endpapers, the manuscript with traces of the usual folds, a few restorations, loss to the foot of the second sheet, the poem itself complete but with apparent loss of some of Lowell's notes to Graham on the verso. 3 pages inlaid with verso of second leaf addressed to G. R. Graham (Publisher) of Philadelphia. Folio 14 x 10 1/2 inches (36 x 26.5 cm). This manuscript was sold at auction by Anderson Galleries ("The Library of Louis J. Haber of New York City Part II") in 1909
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [United States]
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