The Song of Hiawatha: Facsimile of the Original 1890 Edition :: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Song of Hiawatha: Facsimile of the Original 1890 Edition :: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow soon to be presented for sale on the superior BookLovers of Bath web site!

Chicago: J. B. Ferguson Publishing Company, 1968, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Line drawings; Black & white plates; Illustrated lining papers; Title page vignette;

From the cover: In June 1854, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in his diary, I have at length hit upon a plan for a poem on the American Indians, which seems to me the right one and the only. It is to weave together their beautiful traditions into a whole. I have hit upon a measure, too, which I think the right and only one for such a theme.”

He began writing The Song of Hiawatha June 25, 1854, and finished it March 29, 1855. It was published November 10, 1855. He thoroughly enjoyed the many weeks of work on the poem and frequently tried the results of his efforts on his friends. I am growing idiotic about this song and no longer know whether it is good or b…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and age-toned at the spine and margins of the panels. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Pictorial boards with Black titling to the Spine. (xviii) 242 pages. 9¼” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my Poetry catalogue?


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