Publisher: Boston: Ticknor and Co., 1886.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 9622, first binding with “Ticknor & Co.” imprint on the spine.
Condition: Slipcase stained and worn, but the book is fine.
Book ID: 27775
Description8vo, original white parchment over flexible boards, red and black decorations and lettering, t.e.g, others untrimmed.
Comments¶ A scarce edition of Howells' Poems of 1873, but in a more elaborate format - similar to a gift book - and with the addition of three previously uncollected poems. This was the last collection of Howells' poems published in his lifetime. This copy is a rare example in the original publisher's paper boards slipcase. The slipcase is stained and worn, but did its job and the book has survived nicely. On the upper board of the slipcase is a contemporary inscription to Louisa P. Loring of Boston On the front paste-down is the later bookplate of David Loring, which states "Bequest of Louisa Putnam Loring 1924." Bookseller's ticket of W.B. Clarke & Carruth, Boston, on the front free endpaper.