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The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1885
Highly collectible antique hardcover edition of "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. With numerous illustrations. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1885." 348 pages. Outer book is intricately designed with embossed detail work covering both the front cover and spine. Loaded with black & white illustrations throughout. The contents include the many notable, well known and admired works of H.W. Longfellow as well as many lesser known works. This posthumous 1885 publication is quite rare, as the word "complete" has been added to the title which points to the fact that Mr. Longfellow only passed away three years previous to its release.
Measures 10" x 6¾" x 1" thick.
CONDITION: Binding intact but both hinges have moderate damage/cracks. Some bumps to the corners. No missing or loose pages, no creases or tears. Pages are relatively clean & tight. The inner front endpaper has an inscription written in pencil that's dated 1886...other small pencil markings can be found on various pages throughout. Upper and lower outer spine show damage. Gold-gilt on edges is beginning to fade. Non-leather cover. Privately owned book (not 'ex-library').