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The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated. In Two Volumes: Salesman's Dummy.

Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Co./Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1880. First Edition Thus/Rebound. Hardcover. This is a salesman's dummy for the so-called "Subscription Edition" (published in thirty parts in wrappers; later in a variety of bindings). Richly illustrated by some of the greats of the period including, but not limited to, Ipsen, Darley, Schell, Moran, etc. (BAL 12578). Rebound in a fine binding that preserves the original marbled endpages. Includes four pages of fascimile reproductions of "Subscribers" that is a "who's who" of period notables (e.g. FOC Darley, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Henry Ward Beecher, Cyrus W. Field, Jr., Henry G. Parker and many others) and a blank leaf for "new" subscribers. From the library of (and showing the embossment of) noted poet Lewis P. Turco. Overall, a handsome copy of a rather uncommon volume. Very Good. No DJ as Issued. Very minor edgewear, light soiling at title page, owner embossment on title page (poet Lewis Turco), one signature showing unusual edgewear indicating it was free prior to rebinding, last page of "Subscribers" partially split at joint, nicely rebound, else tight, bright and unmarred. Halfbound, dark brown faux leather, light brown cloth boards, gilt lettering, original marbled endpages, frontispiece, tissue guards, aeg, original wraps bound in. 4to. Not sequentially paginated. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #4766

Price: $250.00

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