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HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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INSCRIBED BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION, WITH A LENGTHY TIPPED-IN AUTOGRAPH SIGNED LETTER EXPRESSING GRATITUDE TO DR. VAN BUREN, WHO TREATED LONGFELLOW'S SON, CHARLEY, FOR FREE AFTER CHARLES WAS SHOT IN THE BACK DURING THE CIVIL WAR

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. Tales of a Wayside Inn. Boston, 1863.

First American edition, first issue, presentation copy, of one of Longfellow's best books, containing some of his best-known poems, including "Paul Revere's Ride," inscribed by Longfellow in the year of publication to Dr. Van Buren, who treated Longfellow's son for free in New York shortly after he was shot in the back fighting in the Civil War: "Dr. Van Buren with best regards of the Author, Dec. 1863," with a tipped-in autograph signed letter that reads in small part: "I have not been able to write you my thanks for your kindness to me and mine… I found time, however, to send you, through my publisher, a copy of the Tales of a Wayside Inn… Yours very truly, Henry W. Longfellow." $4800.

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“THE MOST CELEBRATED AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER” OF HIS AGE

(LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth) BRADY, Mathew and EHNINGER, John. Illustrations of Longfellow's Courtship of Miles Standish. New York, 1859.

First edition of this handsome illustrated volume of Longfellow’s beloved tale, featuring eight large vintage salt paper prints by Civil War photographer Mathew Brady after paintings by popular 19th-century painter John Ehninger, each 5-by-7-1/2 Brady print mounted on heavy card stock. $1700.

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“INAUGURATED THE FIRST GOLDEN AGE OF ALBUMEN-SILVER PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION”

(FRITH, Francis) LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. Hyperion, A Romance. London, 1865.

First illustrated edition of Longfellow's Hyperion to feature 24 vintage albumen prints of photographs of castles, villages, mountain glaciers and literary sites across Germany, Switzerland and Austria by renowned Victorian photographer Francis Frith. A landmark in the intersection of photography and literature, in original gilt-tooled cloth. $1600.

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INSCRIBED BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, WITH A LAID-IN AUTOGRAPH SIGNED LETTER BY LONGFELLOW

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Golden Legend. Boston, 1851.

First edition, first printing, of Longfellow's dramatic poem, inscribed in the year of publication: "From the author 1851," with an accompanying autograph signed letter by Longfellow mounted on card thanking the recipient for sending an article on Bayou Teche, a river in Louisiana where the real-life Acadians who were the subject of Longfellow's famous epic poem "Evangeline" settled. $1500.

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