1855 1ed 1st printing Song of Hiawatha Henry Longfellow Poetry Native American

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

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“When thou smilest, my beloved,

Then my troubled heart is brightened”

– H.W. Longfellow, Song of Hiawatha

 

An incredible first edition of ‘The Song of Hiawatha’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This epic and popular 19th-century poem tells the love story of an Ojibwe warrior and his love for a Doakota woman. Longfellow describes Indian legends that have stood the test of time, particularly in comparison to the religious themes that are employed through verse.

 

It was Longfellow who helped the American public understand the image of the Native American. According to Pearce,

“It was Longfellow who fully realized for mid-19th-century Americans the possibility of the image of the noble savage. [Prior to ‘Hiawatha’] there was a general feeling that the Indian belonged nowhere in American life but in dim prehistory” (p. 191)

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1855 1ed 1st printing Song of Hiawatha Henry Longfellow Poetry Native American

 

“When thou smilest, my beloved,

Then my troubled heart is brightened”

– H.W. Longfellow, Song of Hiawatha

 

An incredible first edition of ‘The Song of Hiawatha’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This epic and popular 19th-century poem tells the love story of an Ojibwe warrior and his love for a Doakota woman. Longfellow describes Indian legends that have stood the test of time, particularly in comparison to the religious themes that are employed through verse.

 

It was Longfellow who helped the American public understand the image of the Native American. According to Pearce,

“It was Longfellow who fully realized for mid-19th-century Americans the possibility of the image of the noble savage. [Prior to ‘Hiawatha’] there was a general feeling that the Indian belonged nowhere in American life but in dim prehistory” (p. 191)

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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

The Song of Hiawatha

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, MDCCCLV [1855]. First edition. First Printing.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   [iv], 316, [12]

o   Notes on Edition:

  • Publisher’s catalog, pp 1- [12], dated November, 1855.
  • Printed Oct. 2, 1855. 5250 copies.  Published Nov. 10, 1855
  • P.27, line 9: Heron
  • P.32, line 11: In the Moon
  • P.39, line 11: Wahonomin
  • P.96, line 7: Dove
  • P.268, line 11: Wahonomin
  • P.268, line 14: Wahonomin
  • P.278, line 4 up: Cooed the Omemee
  • References: Pearce, Savages of America; BAL 12112
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7in X 5in (17.5cm x 12.5cm)

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6997

Categories

Americana, American History

Literature

Authors

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete