Publisher: Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1849.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 5926; Pye, Ticknor and Fields, 31; Merle Johnson, You Know These Lines!, page 15.
Condition: Cloth just slightly rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 13258
Description8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering.
CommentsFields' first book, preceded by the pamphlet Anniversary Poem (1838) and numerous contributions to literary annuals. The most famous (or infamous) lines here are the oft-quoted “‘We are lost!’ the captain shouted / As he staggered down the stairs,” from the “Ballad of a Tempest.”.