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The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston: 1851. First edition, first printing, 1851. First edition, first printing. Faint wear, still a fine, bright and very handsome copy in custom mylar cover. Ads dated October, 1851 and with tipped in small sheet of paper inscribed in Longfellow's hand "With Mr. Longfellow's compliments"

  • Published: 1851
  • Condition: Faint wear, still a fine, bright and very handsome copy in custom mylar cover
  • Edition: First edition, first printing
Sold by: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA
$1,000.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First edition. Original brown cloth, light wear to extremities. Inscribed by Longfellow on the front endpaper "From the author. 1851". Pencil note on front pastedown (from which a bookplate may have been removed) "Gift of Professor Longfellow". BAL 12102

  • Published: 1851.
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books
$750.00

The Golden Legend

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

Boston, Ticknor, Reed and Fields,, 1851. Octavo. Original brown cloth, decorations to boards in blind, titles to spine gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Spine cocked and rubbed with some chipping at the ends and a little sympathetic repair, a good copy. First edition. With Longfellow's autograph inscription on the blank preceding the title, "from the Author".

  • Published: 1851
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$747.77

Golden Legend, The

METEYARD, Sidney N., illustrator | LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth |

1910. A Pristine CopyLONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. [METEYARD, Sidney N., illustrator]. The Golden Legend. With Illustrations by Sidney N. Meteyard. New York: Hodder & Stoughton / George H. Doran Co., n.d. [1910]. First American trade edition. Quarto (9 5/8 x 7 in; 244 x 179 mm). viii, 153, [1] pp. Twenty-five tipped-in color plates with captioned tissue guards. Publisher's gilt- and blind-stamped cloth. An astonishing copy, very fine in the original glassine dust jacket (a bit of edgewear) and publisher's original box (archivally repaired at joints).British painter and art teacher Sidney Harold Meteyard (1808-1947) worked in stained glass, enamels and tempera, as a book illustrator and designer in the Pre-Raphaelite style of the Birmingham Group, and was further influenced by Edward Burne-Jones and the Arts and Crafts Movement.A lyric drama in verse, "the Golden Legend is a framework including a series of tableaux illustrative of life and manners, principally in Germany, at some period of the middle ages between the first and last crusade. The story by which these tableaux are connected is that a certain Prince Henry of Hoheneck, labouring under an apparently incurable disease, is informed by the doctors of Salerno that he may be cured by the blood of a maiden voluntarily giving her life for his. He is tempted by Lucifer, appearing to him under various disguises, to avail himself of the generosity of a village maiden named Elsie, the daughter of one of his tenants, with whom he takes refuge on being expelled by some not very intelligible priestly process from his castle and princedom on the Rhine. The pair travel together to Salerno, discourse on the various objects of interest they meet on their journey, and finally arrive at Salerno; where the Prince's selfishness gives way before a sudden impulse, and Elsie, becomes Princess of Hoheneck" (The Spectator, Jan. 3, 1852).

  • Published: 1910
Sold by: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.
$650.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1851 First edition, first issue. One of 3,600 copies. Original publisher's cloth stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Housed in a quarter-leather slipcase with folding chemise. An excellent copy, with some mild signs of rubbing and a touch of wear to the spine ends, lower corners slightly frayed, early former owner's signature to blank preceding title page. Overall, a near fine copy. Very scarce in this condition. The Golden Legend is a poem that makes up the second part of Longfellow's Christus: A Mystery, the story of the history of Christianity told in three parts. He completed The Golden Legend, which covers Christianity during the Middle Ages, first. The New England Tragedies, concerned with Puritan Christianity in United States, comprised the third part and was first published in 1868. Finally, he published the first part of Christus, The Divine Tragedy, which tells the story of the life of Jesus Christ, in 1871. The completed work included "Finale: St. John" in its 1872 first edition. Although it was not his most commercially successful title, Longfellow considered Christus to be his magnum opus.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

  • Published: 1851
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
$600.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851 First issue of first edition. 12mo. Original brown embossed cloth with a gilt-lettered spine. General wear to the extremities, spine-ends chipped, and has previous owners bookplate. A good copy..

  • Published: 1851
Sold by: Argonaut Book Shop
$300.00

THE GOLDEN LEGEND

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

1852. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. 4 pp preliminary ads dated Jan 1852. Original blind-stamped brown cloth. First edition, first printing. This is a book-length narrative poem based on a Middle High German romance by Hartmann von Aue [c.1170 - c.1210]; Longfellow's version was soon adapted as a cantata by Sir Arthur Sullivan.~The first printing was actually published on Nov 29, 1851, and partway through the printing of the 3600 copies, it was decided to change the title page date from 1851 to 1852 (as here) -- neither version was published (released to the public) before the other; in fact the copyright deposit copy is one of the 1852-dated copies. This copy does have all twelve of the first-printing issue points enumerated by Blanck (the second and third printings were also dated 1852, but have these textual changes).~This copy is in the standard brown binding; others were bound in "gift" bindings that had gilt decoration. It is a bright copy, fine except for just a touch of wear at the corners of the spine; there is an inked presentation inscription dated Jan. 1, 1852. Blanck 12102.

  • Published: 1852
Sold by: Sumner & Stillman
$275.00

The Golden Legend

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1852. First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, blue cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt & blind; a.e.g. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1852. First Edition. The first edition consisted of 3600 copies, some dated 1851 & others 1852. This is the blue cloth extra gilt edition, an exceptionally bright copy, the only flaw being that a rectangular piece has been cut out of the front flyleaf, where there was presumaby an ownership signature. BAL 12102.

  • Published: 1852
  • Condition: fine
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$200.00

The Golden Legend

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

David Bogue. Collectible - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. 12mo. Cloth Hardback, 1851 . . Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. 299pp + 24pp. Rebound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering on spine. Uncut edges. Minimal bumps to extremities. Hinges, intact. Textblock, sturdy. Pages, clean. Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities

  • Condition: Collectible - Good
Sold by: Better World Books Ltd
$154.35

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

London: David Bogue, 1854. 1854. VERY GOOD+ in decorative John Leighton binding. With 50 wood engravings from designs by Birket Foster and Jane E. Hay. A crisp, bright, tightly bound copy. Owner name penned on FEP (dated Feb 26, 1854); binders label of Leighton Son & Hodge on rear end; one area of light toning between 2 leaves from old clipping; otherwise text is near fine. AEG. In sumptuous Victorian hardcover binding of blue cloth over beveled boards with central sunken panel and gilt design on all panels. Cover designed by John Leighton, with JL initial on all panels. Cover is clean and bright; corners bumped, spine ends rubbed with short tear at crown, else very good. Binding solid: hinges intact, no cracks or splits. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4"; [vi] + 224 pp.. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo.

  • Published: 1854
  • Condition: Very Good+
  • Edition: First Thus
Sold by: Knickerbocker Books
$142.50

THE GOLDEN LEGEND

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

BOSTON, MASS.: TICKNOR, REED, AND FIELDS, 1854-01-01 1851. leather type cover board. good for it's age.

  • Published: 1854-01-01 1851
  • Condition: good for it's age
  • ISBN: 9781854010118
Sold by: Farmer Jim Enterprises
$129.00

The Golden Legend

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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THE GOLDEN LEGEND

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: W.B. Conkey Co, 1911. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Beautiful gilt decorated blue cover. Gilt cameo stamp on front board. Circa 1911 ? Hard cover, no dust jacket. fine condition. Night and storm. LUCIFER, with the Powers of the Air, trying to tear down the Cross. Lucifer. HASTEN! hasten! O ye spirits! From its station drag the ponderous Cross of iron, that to mock us Is uplifted high in air! Voices. O, we cannot! For around it All the Saints and Guardian Angels Throng in legions to protect it; They defeat us everywhere! The Bells. Laudo Deum verum Plebem voco! Congrego clerum! Lucifer. Lower! lower! Hover downward! Seize the loud, vociferous bells, and Clashing, clanging, to the pavement Hurl them from their windy tower! Voices. All thy thunders Here are harmless! For these bells have been anointed, And baptized with holy water! They defy our utmost power.

  • Published: 1911
  • Condition: Fine
Sold by: Pinacle Books
$110.00

The Golden Legend: The Song of Hiawatha: The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems (3 books bound as 1 Volume)

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

London: David Bogue / W. Kent & Co. (Late D. Bogue), 1855. Book. Very Good. Green Pebble-Grained Cloth. Mixed Edition. 1855,1858. pp. 157; 176; 135. 3rd, 5th & 1st edition 1st issue respectively. The last precedes the U.S. edition. 19th century name penciled at head of each title page. Offsetting at end papers, corners bumped and gilt & blind decorated cloth lightly worn in places..

  • Published: 1855
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: Mixed Edition
Sold by: The Poetry Bookshop
$99.70

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

London: David Bogue, 1851. First printing, state A. Issued simultaneously with Boston edition. The text varies from the first Boston printing. 8vo. . Rose-purple cloth, gilt spine. Waterstaining to front cover, else about fine. BAL 12103

  • Published: 1851
  • Condition:
Sold by: James Cummins Bookseller
$100.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910 London: Hodder & Stoughton, circa 1910. First Meteyard Illustrated Edition. viii, 153 pp. With 25 tipped-in color plates from illustrations by Sidney H. Meteyard on thick-stock paper with gilt ruling and borders, each with captioned tissue-guards; gilt-decorated title page. 9½x7¼, gilt-decorated and lettered golden-brown cloth. Shelf wear, a bit of soiling, corners bumped, faint green staining to middle of front cover, hinges tender, occasional small stains, previous owner's inked signature from 1928 on the front pastedown; color plates clean and bright, about very good. Longfellow's medieval tale in irregular rhyme. See scan. L-34n

  • Published: 1910
  • Condition: About Very Good
  • Edition: First Metayard Illustrated Edition
Sold by: Singularity Rare & Fine
$95.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First edition. Hardcover. 301pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the backstrip, and embossed designs on the covers. Good. The extremities are mildly rubbed and faded. The spine is rolled, and the cloth at the spine ends is heavily chipped. The underlying boards are exposed at the corners. There is a contemporary owner's notation in pencil on the front flyleaf. The text block is cracked several times at the center. Browned pages. Longfellow became a national literary figure by the 1850s, and was world- famous by the time of his death in 1882.

  • Published: 1851
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
$95.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. Brown blindstamped bds, general wear to covers, owner's name fep, 4 pp advertisements at front dated October 1951, lt foxing, 301 pages.. First Edition/First Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

  • Published: 1851
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition/First Printing
Sold by: Terra Books
$80.00

THE GOLDEN LEGEND

LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH

London: Hodder and Stoughton ., 1910. Gilt spine panels. Rebacked with original spine laid down. Hinges reinforced. Slight corner wear and soiling of cloth. Top edge gilt. Small leather bookplate of Zola B. Harvey on front pastedown. 25 full-page color illustrations by Sidney H. Meteyard. Plates are tipped-in and protected by titled tissue guards. Page 35 has a 1/2" tear without paper loss at free edge. A lovely copy, crisp internally, with wide margins. Meteyard's illustrations have a strong Pre-Raphaelite influence. 153pp.. Later Edition. 3/4 brown Morocco, Tan Cloth.. Quarto.

  • Published: 1910
  • Edition: Later Edition
Sold by: Glenn Books
$75.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. 1st Meteyard Illustrated edition. Hardcover. A VG to VG+ bright tight copy with 25 color illustrations by Sidney Meteyard w/ tissue guards.

  • Published: 1910
  • Condition: A VG to VG+ bright tight copy with 25 color illustrations by Sidney Meteyard w/ tissue guards
  • Edition: 1st Meteyard Illustrated edition
Sold by: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL
$75.00