Indianapolis: The Dobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, 1903. Illustrated Reprint. Decorative cloth. Small quarto (9 7/8" x 7 1/2"), original publisher's gray cloth with gilt title on spine, decorative spindle and thin floral bordering rules on front cover, very well illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy in color and B&W with color frontispiece (tissue guard) & 42 images (many full-page plates), light gray decorative endpapers, 152 pages. Weight: 2 lbs. 4 oz. Very Good / None. Item #6043
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) was a great American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride," The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline, which remain mainstays of national culture. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets from New England.
VERY GOOD overall condition: tight, internally clean without underlinging or related marginalia. Bright unfoxed plates. Moderate wear and soil to the cloth; previous owner's neat inscription and bookplate on frontal endpapers.