Kavanagh, A Tale 1849 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~ First Edition, first state of first printing


Title: Kavanagh, A Tale

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Description: First edition, first state of the first printing with all points (BAL 12096). Brown cloth, sides stamped in blind. Lacking top quarter and bottom inch of backstrip. Inserted catalog at front, dated May 1, 1849 ('B' variant). Book plate for the King Library, Andalusia (Bensalem), Pa. on front pastedown (vol. no. 368) and library rubber stamp on p. 151. Pages show foxing and edges are darkened. The last few leaves have a grubby appearance, heavier in the top and bottom margins. The word ''END'' is not present on the final page. 188 p.

The first edition (5100 copies) was completed by May 12, 1849, on which date it was put on sale.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
Place: Boston
Year: 1849

Keywords: Charles Ray King, first state,

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