1855 Song of Hiawatha
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The Sixth edition of this poem, published the same year as the first. The Song of Hiawatha is an epic in trochaic tetrameter. The work follows the adventures of a fictional Objiwe warrior named Hiawatha and the tragedy of his love for Minnehaha, a Dakota woman. The work features Native American characters and is often regarded as an original work of American Romantic literature. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of the five New England 'Fireside Poets.' He was the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.
In a quarter calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed to the spine. Work has been rebound with portions of original backstrip preserved. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Rear hinge is also strained but firm. A few ink marks to the rear pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with just the odd spot.
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