The Waif: A Collection of Poems.

Place and Imprint: Cambridge: Published by John Owen, 1845.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 12075; American Imprints 45-3949.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; margins of the text block darkening a little; very good copy.
Book ID: 27751

Physical Description

8vo, contemporary brown pebbled morocco by Peter Low of Boston, gilt rules and lettering, a.e.g.


¶ 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, Philip Freneau, Henry Vaughan, Thomas Churchyard, Robert Browning and Shelley. Inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper "Rev. E. S. Gannett / with the regards / of the Editor. Jan. 1845." Ezra Stiles Gannett was a prominent Unitarian clergyman in Boston. The presentation binding is one of several the binder Peter Low of Boston did for Longfellow. Low's small binder's ticket in the upper corner of the front paste-down.

Price: $1,250.00