American Melodies; Containing a Single Selection from the Productions of Two Hundred Writers.

Publisher: New York: Linen and Fennell, 1841.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 14357 (Morris), 997 (Park Benjamin), 1166 (Robert Montgomery Bird), etc.; American Imprints 41-3619.
Condition: Some light foxing; edges skillfully repaired; very good copy.
Book ID: 27691


16mo, original gilt- and blind-stamped red morocco, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Frontis, engraved title and two plates.


¶ An impressive anthology of American poetry that includes important early and first appearances by Emma Willard, Albert Pike, Holmes, Bryant, Longfellow, Whittier, Simms, ad infinitum - and the first book appearance of Robert Montgomery Bird's "God Bless America," the first version of the most famous of American songs. "H.T. Tuckerman / from the Publishers."

Price: $375.00

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