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Book Condition: Near Fine
This is the last book published by Longfellow and it contains the unfinished poem “The Children's Crusade". This is the second issue of the First edition. The book contains original poetry as well as five translated poems. This is BAL 12239. The point of issue at the bottom of page 27 has been corrected and is a cancel (replacement). There were three issues of the book and the second issue is identified by the correction as well as the replacement of page twenty seven. This was done because when the error was discovered the books were already in their bindings. The third issue was corrected by replacing conjugate sheets. The volume is in brown cloth that is decorated and lettered in gilt. The top edge is also gilt. There is a frontispiece portrait plate of Longfellow and the original tissue guard is still in place. The book contains 88 pages and the textblock is completely clean with no foxing with the exception of a tiny bit of foxing to the title page and a bit of offsetting from the frontispiece. The volume is 16mo (almost 12mo) at 4 1/2" wide by 6 3/4" tall. There is slight shelf-wear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine but the boards are in excellent condition.This book also contains a poem to President Garfield who was friends with both Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Truly, a very nice copy of the last work of a Master American poet. Near fine in brown cloth with gilt on the cover and the spine. Light shelfwear particularly to the spine extremeties. A lovely copy of BAL 12239. We are pleased to send pictures on request.