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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) Edition de Luxe. Longfellow Portfolio, Being a Selection of Seventy-Five Artist-Proofs from the

Auction:
2819T
Lot:
181
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$369$300

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2819T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 27, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) Edition de Luxe. Longfellow Portfolio, Being a Selection of Seventy-Five Artist-Proofs from the Original Wood-cuts Illustrating the New Subscription Edition of Longfellow's Poetical Works. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Press, [1881].
Limited edition, copy number 418 of 500, loose sheets housed in original publisher's folding case, seventy-five wood engravings; folding case slightly dry and cracking along inner leather joints, 15 x 12 in.
[Together with] The Poetical Works of Longfellow, Boston: Houghton, Osgood, & Co., Riverside Press, [1879], in thirty original parts, publisher's blue paper wraps, 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (2)

Provenance: from the library of James D. Smillie (1933-1904).
Estimate $500-700


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