The Ballad of Babie Bell and Other Poems. THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH.

The Ballad of Babie Bell and Other Poems.

Publisher: New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1859.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 253, first issue.
Condition: Slight foxing; fine copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.
Book ID: 18646


8vo, original blind-stamped terra-cotta cloth, gilt lettering. Five pages of publisher’s ads.


The first collection of Aldrich’s poetry, published when he was 23 years old, which immediately went through numerous printings and established his reputation as a popular American literary figure. Bookplate of Jacob Chester Chamberlain on the front paste-down and slightly later bookplate on the front free endpaper.

Price: $150.00

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