Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. 4 3/4 X 6 1/8 Inches. 96 PP. Very Good. Item #4127
Original maroon cloth binding with gilt title and decoration to cover and spine. First appearance of Longfellow's "Christmas Bells" poem. From an original publication of 20,100 copies. It is noted that every recorded copy of this title bears evidence (stab-holes) of having been bound from the wrappered copy. Contains the original portrait frontispiece as issued. Rather lengthy PO inscription as to provenance of the book on the FFEP. Despite the large printing, a rather scarce book to locate due to the fragile binding. This particular cloth especially scarce.