Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. Third printing. Original cloth. Duodecimo. iv, 316 pages. Very good. Bound in brown cloth over boards with pale yellow endpapers. Spine titled in gilt, upper board and spine stamped in blind. Minor extremity rubs. Hinges sound. One signature pulled.
Longfellow's epic poem tells the story of the Ojibwe warrior Hiawatha and his tragic love for a Dakota woman named Minnehaha. The tale is set in Michigan's Pictured Rocks region on the southern shore of Lake Superior.
There were three printings of the first edition in 1855, and this copy is of the third printing according to Blanck.
Ref.: BAL 12112.