Henry Longfellow, COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS, 1871 Morrocan Gilt Boards ILLUSTRATED
The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: The Author's Complete Edition, Illustrated by John Gilbert, 1871 Rare Edition with Special Contents
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons, London (1871)
A very well preserved, rare luxury edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Poetical Works" from 1871, with special contents. 504 pages. Beautifully illustrated by John Gilbert. The beautiful Moroccan leather gilt boards are solid and tight with light shelf-wear. The gilt fore-edge pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's notation of roman numerals written on the first blank page. This special edition is the only printing at that time to contain the "New England Tragedies" that could be printed in England, as stated on the copyright page, making this edition rare. A beautiful, highly decorated 19th-century luxury edition for your antiquarian collection.