The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha. H. W. Longfellow.
The Song of Hiawatha
The Song of Hiawatha
The Song of Hiawatha
The Song of Hiawatha
The Song of Hiawatha
The Song of Hiawatha
The tragic story of Hiawatha’s love for Minnehaha, partly based on Ojibwe oral tradition
The Song of Hiawatha

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. First edition. Original publisher's cloth embossed in blind with gilt to spine. Yellow endpapers. Cloth frayed at head and foot of spine; shelfwear to corners. Small tear to foot of spine near rear joint. Light scattered foxing and some general toning throughout. Pencil annotations to pages 268-271. Two small ferns pressed between pages 286-287 and 294-295. Collates iv, 316: complete, with 12 page publisher's catalogue bound in after the endpaper. Housed in a full red crushed morocco slipcase embossed with the initials of Ohio collector B. C. Hoffman. 

Longfellow’s well-known epic poem tells the story of Ojibwe warrior Hiawatha and his love for Minnehaha, a Dakota woman. Longfellow based his fictional poem partly on Ojibwe oral tradition but also contains many of Longfellow’s own inventions.
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