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Autograph Manuscript, signed and dated, of his poem of "The Kalif of Baldacca"
Boston, february 12, 1864 - 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" 4to. Working draft, 7 pages on 2 folded sheets of pale blue stationery; with several revisions in Longfellow's hand. Mounted on hinges and bound in quarter blue morocco and blue cloth and housed in a slipcase. Provenance: David Gage Joyce Sale, Hanzel Galleries, September 23, 1973 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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