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Kettell, Samuel, editor
Specimens of American Poetry with Critical and Biographical Notices
S. G. Goodrich and Co, Boston, 1829. First edition. xlviii, 353, [1]; x, 408; x, 406 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Contemporary Notice of "Tamerlane". A very useful and interesting work, containing biographical information and excerpts from the work of 188 American poets, including Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Francis Scott Key, Sarah J. Hale, Richard H. Dana, William C. Bryant, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and a host of now-forgotten names. Both Longfellow and Whittier had yet to publish a volume of poetry. At the end of the third volume is a 28-page chronological listing of all of the American poetry through 1829 encountered by the editor while producing this work. The list gives imprint, size and pagination - among those mentioned is "Tamerlane," one of the first public mentions of Poe's first book. BAL 3251; Harris, Collection of American Poetry, p. 137; Sabin 37655 Contemporary half dark green morocco and marbled boards. Extremities scuffed, dampstain to lower margin of first and last few gatherings of volume 3 xlviii, 353, [1]; x, 408; x, 406 pp. 3 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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