first edition Hardcover
1886 · London
by LONGFELLOW, Samuel (ed)
London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1886. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. First printing, from American sheets. Three volumes. Octavo (22cm); publisher's plum beveled cloth boards; 433,481,447pp; portraits, illus. Page edges untrimmed. Some uneven sun-fading to boards (primarily to v.2); mild external wear and soil; text remains fresh, tight and clean; an attractive set, on the better end of Very Good.
For many years the standard life of Longfellow, and still a useful reference, including substantial autobiographical extracts from his writings. Edited by Longfellow's younger brother Samuel, himself a celebrated author of hymns and devotional works. BAL 12258, noting that there were 1012 sets of sheets supplied to Kegan Paul for the British issue. (Inventory #: 51983)