POEMS. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1844. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [9] 10-116 [117-120: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], original drab boards. First edition. Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892), Unitarian minister, poet, critic, painter, was a friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson, to whom this collection of transcendentalist poetry is dedicated. Cranch is best known for his translation of the AENEID (1872) and his THE LAST OF THE HUGGERMUGGERS: A GIANT STORY (1856), an important early American children's fantasy. BAL 4022. Harris Collection of American Poetry, p. 67. Lacks the printed paper spine label and most of the backstrip, library shelf label on spine, accession number in ink on recto of rear free endpaper, remnant of a pocket on rear paste-down, some scattered foxing in the text, a good copy. (#111452).

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