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Specimens of American Poetry with Critical and Biographical Notices in 3 volumes by  Samuel (1801-1855) KETTELL - First Edition - 1829 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 406574)

Specimens of American Poetry with Critical and Biographical Notices in 3 volumes

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Specimens of American Poetry with Critical and Biographical Notices in 3 volumes

by KETTELL, Samuel (1801-1855)

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Boston: S. G. Goodrich and Co, 1829. Some wear to labels and extremities; some foxing, but an entirely original, unsophisticated copy. Three volumes, 8vo (19.9 x 12 cm). Original muslin-backed boards, printed paper spine labels, uncut. Provenance: Samuel Wagner (contemporary ownership signatures on flyleaves). FIRST EDITION of the first comprehensive anthology of American poetry, euphemistically called "Goodrich's Kettle of Poetry." This important and thorough study is also valued for containing one of the first public mentions of Poe's first book 'Tamerlane,' which had been published two years earlier. Kettell includes biographical information and excerpts from the work of 188 American poets, among them Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Francis Scott Key, Sarah J. Hale, Richard H. Dana, William C. Bryant, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and a host of authors now lost to the vagaries of taste. Both Longfellow and Whittier had yet to publish a volume of poetry. At the end of the third volume is a 28-page chronological listing of all of the American poetry through 1829 encountered by the editor while producing this work. The list gives imprint, size and pagination. BAL 3251; Harris, Collection of American Poetry, p. 137; BAL 3251. A landmark American work, in original condition.

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Bookseller
Riverrun Books & Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
406574
Title
Specimens of American Poetry with Critical and Biographical Notices in 3 volumes
Author
KETTELL, Samuel (1801-1855)
Book condition
Used - Some wear to labels and extremities; some foxing, but an entirely original, unsophisticated copy
Quantity-available
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
S. G. Goodrich and Co
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1829
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry; Literature;
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