The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company
The Riverside Press, Cambridge
Somehow, after all these years, twenty-six volumes of this extraordinary, profusely illustrated set of Longfellow’s poems have miraculously (so it seems to me) found their way into this crowded library and work space. Their condition varies. One book is missing its front cover. Several covers are loose, and a few are detached, but present. Most books are completely intact. They remain unread. The pages have not been opened (see photo, below). The books measure 9 ½ inches by 12 inches. Each volume contains 32 pages, printed on very heavy paper.