FAVORITE AUTHORS, A COMPANION-BOOK OF PROSE AND POETRY. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861. Octavo, 25 inserted plates (engraved portraits of the contributors), title page printed in red and blue, original lavender cloth stamped in gold, a.e.g., brown coated endpapers. First edition. Anonymously compiled anthology of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by twenty-eight mostly contemporary American and British writers. Contributions by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry W. Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Russell Lowell, and others. A 16-page Ticknor and Fields book catalogue dated April 1861 is inserted at rear. BAL 5943. Lavender cloth faded to tan on spine panel and a bit faded on front and rear covers, more so the latter (fading is common to this cloth color), some scattered foxing to plates and text block, but mostly clean, a very good copy, quite nice actually. (#129135).

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