Item #29437 The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. Very Good. Item #29437

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. First Edition, first issue with October 1858 ads at back, "treacherous wine" on p.124, and Waverly Novels advert tipped in at front. Small octavo (19cm); 215pp+[12]ads. Publisher's blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Boards rubbed at corners, with some scuffs and spotting to cloth; spine slightly cocked and chipped at ends. Front hinge starting; opens easily to after first few gatherings, but binding is holding. Chip at top of p.119 with flattened dog-ears to a few corners. Ownership inscriptions of W.A. Scott on full title and "Robt. N. Scott U.S.A." on flyleaf, likely the Reverend William Anderson Scott (1813-1885) and his son Union Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nicholson Scott (1838-1887), along with a few scattered pencil brackets in margins and a brief pencil note on recto of final blank, else interior unmarked.

First book appearance of the eponymous poem, which recounts the story of Mayflower passengers Miles Standish, Priscilla Mullins, and John Alden at Plymouth Colony.

[BAL 12122].

Price: $80.00

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