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The Golden Legend

By Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth





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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.. Brown, fine ribbed cloth titled in gilt and decoratively stamped in blind. Ads dated October, 1851 and with tipped in small sheet of paper inscribed in Longfellow's hand "With Mr. Longfellow's compliments".

$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.

$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".

$676.08


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).

$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.

$600.00

The Golden Legend

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (illustrated by Sidney H. Meteyard)

London - Hodder and Stoughton, 1910 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A illustrated edition of Longfellow's The Golden Legend, in very attractive cloth binding. With eleven colour plates by Sidney H. Meteyard, the work is also signed by the same illustrator and is part of a limited printing of 250 copies, of which this is number 124. A handsome and ornate decorative edition of this poem. Condition: In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, there is minor wear to the extremities, joints and backstrip, with minor strain to hinges. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout, aside from the odd spot and handlinr mark, although the pages are somewhat chipped. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

$600.96


The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. First Printing. First State, with all first issue points according to BAL 12102. Lean to spine, with faint crack to front gutter. Wear at spine ends and small ding near crown. Corners bumped. Previous owner inscription on front paste down, and on third blank page. Pages show light thumbing. One of 3,600 copies originally printed.

$400.00

THE GOLDEN LEGEND

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

London: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First edition, first issue. Small octavo. Good condition. Brown cloth spine with gold lettering. Enclosed in a red quarter leather slipcase with red leather spine with five raised bands and gold lettering. Slipcase in good condition. Book includes all first issue points. Rubbing to top and bottom edges of the spine. Rubbing to the cloth covering the boards. Rubbing to corners; lower front corner bumped. Owner markings penned to front pastedown and front free endpaper. Interior joints tender and fragile but intact at front and rear of the book. Sporadic foxing to text block edges; foxing to front and rear free endpaper. Text of pages age-toned but generally clean and free of markings. 301pp. CONSIGNMENT. CASE #0. Dupont.

$400.00

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..

$300.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Hard Press, 2006-11-03. Paperback. Good. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

$287.75


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.

$275.00


GOLDEN LEGEND

LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH

METEYARD, SIDNEY. (METEYARD,SIDNEY)illus. THE GOLDEN LEGEND by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Hodder and Stoughton [1910]. 4to (8 x 10"), gilt pictorial cloth, sligest bit of cover fading else Fine. A sumptuous production, this is illustrated by by SIDNEY METEYARD, a Birmingham School stained glass artist, with 25 magnificent tipped-in color plates with lettered guards, reminiscent of Brickdale and Burne-Jones. Nice copy.

$225.00

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Hard Press, 2006-11-03. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! d

$186.55

The Golden Legend

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Palala Press, 2015-12-07. Hardcover. Good. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

$161.55

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, Your purchase supports literacy charities

$154.35


The Golden Legend.

LONGFELLOW, Henry, Wadsworth (1807-1882)

London, David Bogue 1851., 1851. 8vo. First Edition. Publisher's dark pink cloth with blind stamped design to boards, extra gilt, pale yellow endpapers, owner's name to neat label attached to free endpaper. Minor wear, sunned to spine; a clean, fresh copy.

$142.73

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.

$129.00

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.

$125.00


The Golden Legend

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

IndyPublish, 2006-05-05. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$120.14

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.

$118.75