Boston: Published by Perkins & Marvin, 1829. Edition: First edition. Bibliographical References: BAL 4424; American Imprints 38327. An early work by Richard Henry Dana, Senior, a poem about man's soul.
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Boston: Bowles and Dearborn, 1827. Edition: First edition. Bibliographical References: BAL 4422; American Imprints 28656. Dana’s first book, preceded by several pamphlets. It includes one of his most celebrated poems, The Buccanner, a long verse narrative of the supernatural. Presentation inscription on the front blank for a school prize dated December 31, 1827.
Boston: Phillips & Sampson, 1845. Edition: First edition. Bibliographical References: American Imprints 45-3179. A scarce collection of 50 poems and sonnets by Henry Beck Hirst (1813-74), lawyer, poet, musician, amateur ornithologist, conchologist and botanist. Hirst was a native of Philadelphia, where he practiced law and pursued many avocations. He published...
Cambridge: Published by John Owen, 1845. Edition: First edition. Bibliographical References: BAL 12075; American Imprints 45-3949. ¶ An anthology of 50 poems from lessor celebrated poets - poetical waifs - compiled by Longfellow and introduced with his poem entitled "Proem." The interesting assortment of poets includes Jones Very, Harriet Martineau...
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. Edition: First American edition, first printing. Bibliographical References: BAL 12122. ¶ Longfellow's famous account of the story of Miles Standish, told in verse. Neat ownership signature of Mary S. Dwight, dated October 1858, on the title-page.