Cambridge: Printed by Hilliard and Metcalf, 1821. First edition. 44 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary mottled calf, gilt. Hinges have started, spine worn, laid in half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. 44 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. PROBABLE PRESENTATION BINDING. "Bryants manuscript was edited anonymously for publication by [Richard Henry] Dana, [Sr.] and by E.T. Channing." (BAL p. 332). Among the eight poems which make their first collected appearances here are two of Bryant"s most famous, "Thanatopsis" (here first printed in its substantially revised form from its first publication in the North American Review in 1817, with the addition of 31 lines) and "To a Water Fowl." BAL 1587; SHAW AND SHOEMAKER, American Imprints 4861
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