ASTRAEA Inscribed by Holmes to Longfellow. Oliver Wendell HOLMES, Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW.

ASTRAEA Inscribed by Holmes to Longfellow

Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. BAL 8757: First Printing, State B (A?), Binding A of original glazed boards; 39 pages: 2500 copies printed of this poem delivered at the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Yale College on 14 August 1850. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "H. W. Longfellow/With the compliments of/O. W. Holmes." An absolutely superb presentation copy linking two giants of nineteenth century American Literature. With the bookplate of the Longfellow Collection of Harvard College Library on the front pastedown, deaccessioned. Dampstain to slightly more than the lower half of nearly all of the pages but not affecting the inscription. Spine, as is usually the case, partly eroded. Still Very Good. One could not hope for a better association. Item #009510

Price: $10,000.00