The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems. Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW.

The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems.

Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1858. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo, 18.5cm, first U.S. edition, first issue, iv,[7],215,12p., rear publisher's ads., original blind decorated ribbed brown cloth, gilt spine titles, top (chipped) and bottom spine edge rubbed else a very good to fine copy - a single leaf publisher's advertisement for "Waverley Novels" tipped in at front (lt) ~ BAL 12122. The first American appearance of Longfellow's narrative poem of the early days of the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts. With a collection of his poems, under the title, "Birds of Passage", that includes "My Lost Youth". The first issue (of 4 for 1858) with "treacherous" for "ruddy" in the 3rd line, page 124 (changed by Longfellow's direction on further issues). Item #34718

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