Your message has been sent.
CLOSE
( E-Mail, User ID, or Auctioneer ID )
(Uncheck if using a shared computer)
 
 
 
 
We cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
by National Book Auctions
February 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Freeville, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 5109: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow EVANGELINE A TALE OF ACADIE 1847 First Edition Epic Poem On Acadia American Literature Clamshell (63 views)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow EVANGELINE A TALE OF ACADIE 1847 First Edition Epic Poem On Acadia American Literature Clamshell
Estimate: $600 - $750
Description: Title: Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and was one of the five Fireside Poets. Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" (1839) and "Ballads and Other Poems" (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882. Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses. Publisher: William D. Ticknor & Company City: Boston Year: 1847 Printing Information: First Edition Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 160 pages Width: 5" Height: 7.75" Book Details: Condition / Notes: This copy is in the presumed Second State with "Lo" for "Long" in the first line of page 61 and four-page publisher's catalogue dated "October 1, 1847" at front of volume. Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. A small number of pages have taping to margins. Interior displays very occasional light spotting. Book is preserved in clamshell with gilt-lettered spine label. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Payment
Terms
Shipping

Accepted Forms of Payment

Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Terms and Conditions

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 23.0% and any applicable taxes and shipping

View full terms and conditions

Shipping

We take care to pack well, and ship in a timely fashion. Buyer pays for stated shipping within the United States, international customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We offer reduced shipping for winners of multiple lots, as follows: buyer pays full shipping amount of the won lot that bears the highest shipping charge, and receives a 30% discount on the stated shipping amount for all other won lots. For example, a winner of three lots with stated shipping charges of $4.50, $6.50 and $8.00 will pay $15.70 rather than the full $19.00. All books and other media ship via USPS Media Mail. Typical delivery time within the continental U.S. is 5-10 days. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for a Priority Mail upgrade. Insurance is available and recommended (please note that by declining insurance, you assume the risk of loss or damage in transit) on shipped packages at a flat rate of $1.00 per $100.00 of coverage for domestic shipments and $2.00 per $100.00 of coverage for all international shipments (please let us know if you are adding insurance to your total). All shipments with a total hammer value of $200.00 or greater will require mandatory insurance coverage and that charge will be added to the shipping amount on the invoices. Please note that insurance coverage is only available for the hammer price plus buyer's premium; insurance coverage is not available for, and therefore does not include, the cost of shipping.

Your bid status
Lot 5109: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow EVANGELINE A TALE OF ACADIE 1847 First Edition Epic Poem On Acadia American Literature Clamshell
National Book Auctions
Books and Ephemera - Quaker, Journals, Exploration, etc.
February 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST