The Song of Hiawatha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
First American edition of one of the most famous American poems of the nineteenth century. First issue with textual errors present, bound without the ads at the rear (BAL 12112).
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. Bound in contemporary calf, blind tooling to boards, five raised bands to spine with red and black morocco labels lettered in gilt, spine tooled and decorated in gilt, page edges marbled, marbled endpapers; pp. iv, 316. Binding remains sturdy and square with wear, rubbing and scratching to boards, rear board shows some loss to leather, spine sunned. Internally quite clean with just scattered traces of foxing, minor stain to top edge of rear endpapers.