The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Selected, and Edited with a Commentary by Louis Untermeyer; Illustrated with Wood-Engravings by Boyd Hanna

By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

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Series: The American Poets Edited by Louis Untermeyer for The Heritage Press. FIRST EDITION. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. (xxiv), 444 pp. Half-title, color wood-engraving frontispiece portrait of Longfellow, color title-page printer's device, introduction by Louis Untermeyer, table of contents, 27 color woodcuts throughout; text clean, unmarked. Natural linen over boards, red-and-blue stamped spine titled in gilt, top edge stained blue; binding square and tight, minimal soiling to spine, else fine. Housed in blue publisher's slipcase with some tanning and shelf wear at edges and corners. Very Good. This volume anthologizes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "translations, adaptations, poems, and poetic plays" alongside crisp, colorful woodcut engravings by renowned American artist Boyd Everett Hanna (1907-1987). In this Heritage Press edition, editor Louis Untermeyer aimed to create a high-quality version of Longfellow's writing in order to uphold the poet's place amongst canonical American poets. Untermeyer's introduction provides a delightful, brief biography and a critical evaluation of Longfellow's controversial legacy. This volume collects a snapshot of Longfellow's remarkably prolific, creative, and varied literary career into a collectible and aesthetically pleasing volume.

Title: The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Selected, and Edited with a Commentary by Louis Untermeyer; Illustrated with Wood-Engravings by Boyd Hanna

Author Name: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Illustrator: Boyd Everett Hanna (1907-1987)

Categories: Heritage Press,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1943

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GG818-202

Keywords: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Selected, Louis Untermeyer, Boyd Hanna, Heritage Press