Item #29401 Tales of a Wayside Inn. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Tales of a Wayside Inn

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Very Good. Item #29401

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. First Edition, first issue with November 1863 ads at back listing this title as "Nearly ready" vs. priced as in later examples. Octavo (8.5cm); publisher's textured green cloth (no priority established among colors) with gilt lettering to spine; [viii],225pp+22ads; tipped-in vignette title page with tissue guard; gilt top edges. Boards edgeworn with bumping and some exposure at corners and spine ends; rather heavy soiling and smudging to cloth with dulling to spine lettering. Spine a bit cocked. Marginal dampstain to flyleaf; tissue guard heavily foxed and vignette title moderately so. Shallow chipping along edges of advert catalog at back as if roughly opened. Christmas 1863 gift inscription on flyleaf, else interior unmarked.. Binding is sound.

Collection of poems framed as a group at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts telling stories of real-life figures. Includes "The Landlord's Tale: Paul Revere's Ride" (previously published without the Landlord attribution in a 1961 issue of The Atlantic Monthly), "The Saga of King Olaf," and others.

[BAL 11236].

Price: $100.00

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