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HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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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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