LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882). The Song of Hiawatha. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855.
8vo (179 x 115 mm). 12-page publisher's advertisements dated November 1855. (Some light browning, a few pale spots, as usual.) Original brown cloth, sides blind-stamped, gilt-lettered on spine (some light wear, particularly to spine ends, a few minor stains or rubbing, spine leaned). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, from the collection of Henry W. Boynton, known for his edited editions of works by Bret Harte, James Fenimore Cooper, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Tennyson, and Washington Irving. BAL 12112.
Estimate $ 300-500
Provenance: Colonel Alfred B. Rhett (note reading: "Captured from the Residence of Col. Alfred B. Rhete near Aikin So.Ca. June 14th 1865); Henry W. Boynton (1869-1947) American author and editor (gift inscription from G.M.T.).