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The Song of Hiawatha.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields 1855 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, first issue, 12pp. of publisher’s ads dated November 1855 bound after rear flyleaf, some light toning, pp. iv, 316, 8vo, original vertically-fine-ribbed brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards blocked in blind, slight wear to ends of backstrip, small stains to endpapers (offsetting from tape formerly used to hold a protective cover closed?), now housed in a marbled paper slipcase, modern bookplate, very good Longfellow’s most famous poem, sometimes considered the first American epic to be wholly free of European influence; nevertheless it was much parodied (including by Lewis Carroll). The first London edition had appeared a few months earlier.
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